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Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite

Daddy's Roommate (edition 1990)

by Michael Willhoite

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Title:Daddy's Roommate
Authors:Michael Willhoite
Info:Alyson Books (1990), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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The book is about a boy who has two dads. His parents got divorced and his dad has anew roommate. He learns that its ok to have two dads and even thought his parents are divorced they still love him the same.
  emmerz | Nov 9, 2015 |
Daddy's roommate by Michael Willhoite is a story of a boy whose parents get divorced and after, the father begins spending a lot of time with his new, male roommate. The story talks of all the very normal things the boy does with his dad and his dad's new roommate and near the end of the book, it is finally revealed that the roommate is indeed the father's boyfriend. The book does a wonderful job of showing the reader how having opposite sex parents versus same sex parents is really no different and that both loves are equal. This is a great book to use when talking about diversity an different types of families. This could relate to many kids who live with this as their reality and show other children that nothing is wrong with it. There is definitely a potential for problems with parents who don't want their child exposed of this kind of thing. The book addresses this issue very well and uses a very kind, normal sounding voice to do so. There is no form of hate or discrimination. I personally would use this book in my own classroom and would recommend to others. ( )
  hallen11 | Sep 28, 2015 |
The book DADDY'S ROOMMATE by Michael Willhoite is a children's book showing the LGBT community. In this book a young boy explains his dads new "roommate". He explains him in a very positive way and says all of the positive things that they do together. During the book the young boy keeps referring to his dads boyfriend as his "roommate" because he did not know about gay people. He has his mother explain it to him. His mother explains it to him in a positive way. I really like this book because I think it is very important for children to learn about the LGBT community and this book did a very good job explaining it in a positive way. Also, the pictures in this book were very colorful which draws the reader in more. I think this would be a good book for teachers to use when they are explaining the LGBT community and about how everyone is different but that does not mean they should be treated differently. ( )
  nhall002 | Sep 23, 2015 |
DADDY'S ROOMMATE by Alyson Wonderland is a trade book that explains what it is like to experience having two dads. It starts out by explaining that the boy is going to go to his dad place for the weekend and that hisdads new roommate will be there. Once the boy gets there they all start to do activities like play baseball and go to the park. It goes on to explain that the roommate is just like his dad. The point of the story is to help kids understand that different families are ok and that there are many different families out in the world. What I got from the text was that they are trying to explain to kids that having two dads or moms is an ok thing and that they want children to understand. The illustrations throughout the book are oil paintings and they have very neutral colors to them. I think a teacher could use this in their classroom if they were to explain homosexuality or if they had a child that had gay parents and the students had question about the family. ( )
  SSamson0 | Sep 23, 2015 |
This book deals with a child's father being gay and having a roommate. The book takes a very positive approach on the subject explaining all the good things about it.
Pierce College Library
  pdenmark | Jun 9, 2015 |
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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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