Some Daddies (Carol Gordon Ekster)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Some Daddies written by Carol Gordon Ekster, illustrated by Javiera Mac-lean Álvarez, a diverse and inclusive look at what makes daddies different, and what makes them the same.

There are all different types of daddies! Some are early birds, while some take a while to get going in the morning. Some drink coffee, some drink tea, and some drink neither. Some wear suits, some wear uniforms, and some even go to work in their pajamas! But while there are all types of different ways that daddies can look, eat, play, and be, there’s one thing that all daddies have in common: daddies are special people who love their little ones.

Lovely. There’s always room for stories about parents and families that celebrate the potential diversity of both, and this one does a great job of exploring how each daddy is unique in many ways. While Ekster’s simple text mostly explores how daddies can differ in personality, dress, and interests, Álvarez’s cheerful and colorful illustrations also depict a diversity of skintones, abilities, religious dress, and body types. Especially awesome is that non-traditional family makeup is addressed in both text and artwork, noting that families can have two daddies, or that daddies can be special grownups that a child has picked for themselves. The length is perfect for a storytime, and JJ enjoyed the sweet artwork. Overall, this is a great way to explore the diversity of what it means to be a daddy, and we liked it a lot. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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