Heather Has Two Mommies

Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all new, 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 HeatCandlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all new, 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 Lesl a Newman.
Heather Has Two Mommies Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all new beautifully illustrated edition Heather s favorite number is two She has two arms two legs and two pets And she also has t

  • Title: Heather Has Two Mommies
  • Author: Lesléa Newman Laura Cornell
  • ISBN: 9780763666316
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Heather Has Two Mommies”

    1. At over 40, I thought I was finally mature enough to read Heather Has Two Mommies. I was wrongThe whole time I was hoping Heather's mommies would make out. Hey, they're both milf material, especially if Mommie Kate lost that vest and mullet. But alas, no luck. This is such a safe book for the childrens. Sex hardly plays a part at all. There wasn't even any nudity, besides a little side-boob action when Mommie Jane went to the doctor's. But it wasn't even good side boob like thisIt had the arousa [...]

    2. They banned this book at my junior high school library because some nutty soccer mom tried to tell people that it was "Satanic" and she said that it was destroying her kids. I recently saw it for sale at a thrift store, so I picked it up to see what the core theme of it really was. Heather Has Two Mommies is actually a wonderful picture book for children to teach them that families come in many forms. Heather's parents are lesbians and when Heather has to go to a playgroup for the first time, sh [...]

    3. Yesss I loved this. I loved with the teacher did and how she made them see that it was okay to have a different family than what everyone was used to. Definitely worth a read if you haven't read it yet!

    4. This book was first published in 1989 and was reissued in 2000. It is a story of a lesbian couple who are parents to three year old Heather. In the first printing it was written that the couple had this child through artificial insemination but in the second printing that fact is missing. Heather lives a happy life with her two mothers but when she begins daycare, questions arise. This is when she is asked by another child “Why don’t you have a daddy?” All Heather has ever known was Mama J [...]

    5. I remember when this book got so much attention, when there was so much controversy surrounding it. When I finally read it (as an adult in my 20s), I thought it was sooooo boring. It almost put me to sleep. The drawings were boring, the plot was boring. What kid could sit through this book long enough to be corrupted? I wanted to like it, if only because it upset conservatives, but YAWN.

    6. The 25th anniversary edition of Heather Has Two Mommies sports Lesléa Newman's significantly shortened and revised text (e.g the story of Heather's conception and birth is gone) and brand new watercolor and gouache illustrations by Laura Cornell. If you are interested, I also reviewed the original edition of this classic.The closer collaboration (i.e less redundancy) between the shortened text and colorful spreads in this recent edition make Heather Has Two Mommies feel more like an actual pict [...]

    7. ♫✯Em loves Hollenstein✯♫❤the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation❤ says:

      "Each family is special. the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other."Very cute! Loved the message it delivers, and love that it doesn't go on about 'homosexuals' or anything. it's just about a girl with two mommies who all love each other.

    8. Although the story is way too instructional and not very exciting, and the illustrations serve as decorations rather than being an integral part of the book, Heather Has Two Mommies is a sweet picturebook, or rather an illustrated book, with an important message: "The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other." Also, when it was first published in 1989, Heather Has Two Mommies was way ahead of its time in terms of its refreshing lack of stereotypical gender [...]

    9. I smile like a fool through the whole book . All I have on my mind right now is " Why the hell on earth they could ban a book like this ???" I absolutely have no idea what's wrong with people who thought this book deserved to be banned . It is just a beautiful book about a happy little girl and her family with two mommies . It also delivers a beautiful message : " Each family is special . The most important thing about a family is that all people in it love each other"As a queer woman , I do wan [...]

    10. I need to get a previous edition. This edition has been water down in the hopes of simplification, in more ways than one. I've heard enough about this, and am interested enough in banned/challenged books that I also want to read the alternate edition. I read through this before reading it to Julia. Basically because of the off chance that it was inappropriate. It's not. Julia is 5 years old and she was interested throughout. She understood throughout. She even asked a few questions although she [...]

    11. This realistic fiction story begins with Heather telling the reader that she loves the number two; she even has two mommies. This is what she grew up with and thinks nothing of it until children begin talking about their fathers and realizing that she doesn't have a father to talk about. The class then discusses all of the different types families and that there's really no such thing as a 'normal family' because of how diverse families are.I think it's important to note that I read the newer ed [...]

    12. In this LGBTQ fiction children’s book, this story talks about a little girl named Heather who has two mommies. When she gets to school one day, she learns that she does not have a dad. At first, she is upset by this, but then she learns that every family is different! I absolutely love this book! It not only talks about what a child may go through if they have parents who are the same sex, but other families as well, like families who adopt children, etc. This children’s book relates to my c [...]

    13. This is a re-release of the famous picture book first published in 1989, this time with new illustrations. In 1989, a story like Heather Has Two Mommies was groundbreaking and controversial. While still somewhat controversial, to see an LGBT book in the children's section of the library is not that uncommon any longer. Leslea Newman helped pave the way for that to be possible. I love the message that all families are unique and special in their own way and so Heather's family's uniqueness should [...]

    14. Well, here it is, THE right wing-enraging book of the early 1990s. It's not unheard of to hear pundits still complaining about it to this day. Heather Has Two Mommies is, despite the hype, a rather calm and pleasant little book directed toward children whose families may look different than the nuclear style household. I wasn't terribly impressed with the illustrations, and I thought the overly graphic description of one mommy's IVF process was entirely out of place. For maximum value to prescho [...]

    15. As Julie said, "It serves its purpose."Read for Banned/Challenged/Controversial lesson of Children's lit class in May 2006. Review: Good illustrations--almost lifelike, but then children's drawings look very childlike. Touchy issue, but dealt with nicely. Drives a good point about families being different but that love is the key thing.Still not and never will be a promoter of this, though.

    16. The whimsical illustrations of this edition enhance the story of Heather and her two mommies; I love the way this picture book depicts the diversity in ALL the families at Heather's schoolg!"Each family is special. The most important thing about family is that all the people in it love each other."

    17. Cute story with a positive message. I didn't really like the illustrations, but the story makes up for it. Each family is special. The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other

    18. It's from 1989 and it shows. Plus it's a little heavyhanded on the "normalizing." It was a big deal when it came out, so it's kind of a queer-picture-book classic, but there are newer books (even from the same author!) that would be better choices and more enjoyable for the kids at the same time.

    19. Pride Month Rec #14: Heather Has Two Mommies [a children's classic that everyone should read]____________________part of my "children's books I should've read ages ago" series

    20. It's amazing how much controversy was made about a book that promotes nothing but the importance of loving families.

    21. There are some GREAT parts to this book. Like the other kids' drawings of their families. I've never laughed so loud in all my life.

    22. Heather Has Two Mommies is on many banned book lists because it talks about same sex couples and when this book was published that idea was not accepted. Many people believed that same sex marriage should not be acknowledged around their children because it could be "passed over" to them.Today the idea of same sex couples is more accepted and I think that it is extremely important to expose and talk about to children. I thought that is book was a little boring but I did like the ideas of it. I r [...]

    23. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman portrays a controversial theme because this children’s book reflects a nontraditional family image. Most children associate the perfect family image with a daddy, mommy, and a few kids; however, times have changed. In today's society, many people are a lot more expecting of one's religious beliefs, nationality, and gays and lesbians. I enjoyed reading this children’s book because it gave me a different perspective of gays and lesbians. The overall the [...]

    24. Heather Has Two Mommies is a great book that talks about how a family does not necessarily have to consists of a mom, a dad, and children. There are so many different types of families and no one should be embarrassed if they don't have that "ideal" or "cookie-cutter" family. Blood does not make a family-- love does. There was a line in the book that I really enjoyed. It read, "Each family is special. The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other." I think [...]

    25. Fulfilling my Controversial book requirement and how ironic that is during Pride weekend as the subject from its open title is about two women raising a little girl. The story is told from little Heather’s point of view and is a really a cute tale about her favorite things and starting school. By dealing with relatable issues such as family time, hobbies and pets Heather is just like any other kid with working parents loved and nurtured. It is only by being exposed to other children who have a [...]

    26. This children’s book was banned from classroom use because of its association with the LGBTQ community. However, I don’t think it’s necessary to even point out the fact that having two mommies, two daddies, or a mommy and a babysitter is “special”. These lifestyles have become so normalized and I don’t think a teacher should address family dynamics to a classroom full of first graders. Young students would give these differences a second thought. I would use Heather has Two Mommies i [...]

    27. This children's book was one of the most challenged books of the 1990's. It has been banned from both schools and libraries because of same-sex relationships and same-sex parenting. When the book was published, same-sex couples were not accepted. It was challenged due to homosexuality, but it played a powerful role in talking about same-sex relationships. Towns across the country were attempting to ban this picture book and some critics going further and burning their copies. Some readers mentio [...]

    28. The book "Heather Has Two Mommies" by Leslea Newman was written in a time when society was not as accepting of same sex couples. A lot of people believed that it should not be acknowledged especially around their children because it could be "passed over" to them. Luckily, the books still sold to the families that were same sex couples or that supported them. Personally, I really loved this book. Throughout the entirety of it there was illustrated diversity and teacher support of every culture. [...]

    29. Heather Has Two Mommies is a great book to read to younger students. It was challenged due to homosexuality, but I personally do not see why. Homosexuality is part of today's society and children are beginning to understand it more, I think. The pictures are fun and the book really informs children that not all families are the same and not everyone has a mom and dad. I would definitely read it to my younger students and address it like the teacher did in the book.

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