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Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
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Daddy's Roommate

by Michael Willhoite

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This is a great book to explain divorce and a parent recently coming out as they are gay. The book is written for ages 2 and up, but I am not convinced they will understand but will help them see it is okay.
Ages 4 and up (says 2 but not sure)
Pierce CC ( )
  LoraW | Aug 15, 2018 |
After a recent separation, a little boys father introduces him to his new partner. this book can be relatable to some children and can help them understand the new family dynamic.
  Alauram | Jun 12, 2018 |
The child realizes that his dad is no longer with his mother and goes to his dads roommates home to meet him. ( )
  ACrabtree | May 31, 2018 |
A little kid's father freshly separated/divorced from his wife once he realized he is gay. His son comes to his new house, to introduce his son to his roommate. The son does not seem to realize that his daddy's roommate is actually his partner. This book helps children in similar situations relate, and eventually realize that it's not that different.
  lismk | May 24, 2018 |
A boy finds out that his father is gay. He learns that it is just another type of way to love. from catching bugs to scaring monsters at night he grows to love his fathers new friend Frank.
Age: 4 and 5
Source: Pierce College Library
  LexusBowker | Feb 24, 2018 |
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My Mommy and Daddy got a divorce last year.
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This picture book is an auspicious beginning to the Alyson Wonderland imprint, "which focuses on books for and about the children of lesbian and gay parents." That the venture is being undertaken is in itself commendable: consciousness-raising concerning gay issues can handily begin at an early age with the help of books such as Willhoite's. His text is suitably straightforward, and the format--single lines of copy beneath full-page illustrations--easily accessible to the intended audience. The story's narrator begins with his parents' divorce, and continues, "Now there's somebody new at Daddy's house." The new arrival is male; Frank and Daddy are seen pursuing their daily routine (eating, shaving, sleeping--even fighting), and on weekends the three interact easily on their various outings. "Mommy says Frank and Daddy are gay"--this new concept is explained to the child as "just one more kind of love." Willhoite's cartoony pictures work well here; the colorful characters with their contemporary wardrobes and familiar surroundings lend the tale a stabilizing air of warmth and familiarity.
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A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.

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