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published: Sep 2004
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ISBN:9781896764849
publisher: Second Story Press

Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Alice Priestley

tagged: alternative family, lgbt
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list price: $14.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: Sep 2004
pages: 24
ISBN:9781896764849
publisher: Second Story Press
Description

Rosie is surprised to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room, but when Mom announces, “Your Mum and I are getting married!” they can’t wait to start planning the big day. Friends and family come together for a celebration of love.

About the Authors
Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children’s book reviewer, and a librarian. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been on the award committee for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Sibert awards. He is the author of the ground-breaking picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married!
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Alice Priestley has illustrated numerous books including five other children’s stories. Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay was shortlisted for a Mr. Christie Book Award and the Amelia Frances Gibbon Award. Her other books include Winning the Girl of the Sea, The Watcher, Clouds on the Mountain and Someone’s Reading This Book. She lives in Toronto with her husband and children.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Editorial Reviews

It gives parents and educators the chance to teach children about tolerance, acceptance and love.

— Telegram (St. John's, Nfld)

Second Story Press Celebrates Gay Marriage in California With Their Classic Picture Book ‘Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

— Lifestyletom.com

It’s a welcome reflection of reality for children who are growing up in lesbian or gay-parented families.

— Worth the Trip website

Writing the story from the point of a view of a child with two mothers helps to protect the book from an overly didactic ring.

— CM Magazine

Highlighting a different kind of family, the book is a celebration of love and family in a changing world.

— New Brunswick Reader

This book easily introduces the topic of same-sex marriage in an age-appropriate manner.

— Mothering Magazine

The story is complemented by bright, cheerful illustrations that will no doubt appeal to young children.

— Resource Links

This book is a simple yet powerful treatment of the socially contentious issue, same-sex marriage.

— Professionally Speaking (Ontario College of Teachers)

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