Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies

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Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with a beautifully illustrated edition.

Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another." This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2015.
Edition: Brand-new edition of the modern classic.
ISBN: 9780763666316
Branch Call Number: Z NEW
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Souza, Diana - Illustrator


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This updated version of the classic picture book showcases and celebrates families of all kinds.

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DBRL_JessicaS Jul 18, 2019

A cute story about Heather, whose favorite number is two. She has two pets, two arms, two legs, two mommies, etc. It's a cute story about how Heather starts school and learns about all types of families with her classmates.

Oct 23, 2017

>When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but
>Heather doesn't have a daddy.

Did we just fail 5th grade biology? Heather does have a daddy out there somewhere and only one of her moms is the biological parent. Someone got mommy pregnant. Despite what science deniers want to say for their particular agenda, it still takes the chromosomes from male sperm and an female egg.

How about we tell Heather the truth about biology instead of becoming another science denier?

Later addition: The fact this is getting marked as 'offsensive' tells you exactly the levels science deniers will go to advance a purely political agenda instead of scientific fact.

Jan 12, 2017

another sign the apocalypse is upon us, people. A children's book that condones aberrant sexual behavior among adults, that often has lasting adverse psychological effects on their children. The author should be locked up. No, the publishers should. Whenever I see two dykes in public with a kid I say aloud, "Heather has two mommies" in a mocking way, hoping one of them will say something to me.

GSPLmandy Jul 28, 2016

This is a lovely children's book about family diversity.

Jan 05, 2016

Normalizing of a variety of families. Written without a sense of otherness. Sweet and lovely.

Jun 08, 2015

I read this book out of curiosity to se how a children's book introduces the topic of family diversity. This book does an excellent job of showing how families are different and that love is the most important thing in a family. I would recommend this to anyone with young children.

Mar 02, 2015

A great way to help bring up the topic of LGBT relationships to children.

teacupfaerie Aug 16, 2010

This book had it's usefulness at one point, but please - find a different one now. It is so outdated and lame.

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DBRL_JessicaS Jul 18, 2019

DBRL_JessicaS thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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