We hope that our recomendations help towards reassuring your children that whether with 2 mums', 2 dads', or a mum and a dad that "each family is special" and that "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other."
If I Had a Hundred Mummies by Vanda Carter
100 mummies means multiple goodnight kisses, hugs and games. But would 100 mummies leave enough room for their little girl? Perhaps two is, after all, the perfect number. Ideal for exploring diverse families. Age 3-6 Paperback
The best reviewer for a children’s book has to be a child; and this is my daughters favourite book, I have no idea how many times I have read it to her, but I do know that I don’t need the book to tell the story!
The bright colourful pictures combined with the witty text capture a child’s imagination and hopefully yours, as you will probably be asked to read it several times!
I would say this is a great book for all children, especially those lucky enough to have two Mummies.
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo - they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different - they're both boys. Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch a stone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.
Based on a true story this book is quite touching, the expressions on the penguins' faces are marvellous.
If you are looking for a book to introduce your children to the idea of same-sex relationships and parenting, you will love this book.