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Adventures with My Daddies (Hardcover)
Set off on a series of incredible adventures with a family that has two dads!
As they read bedtime stories with their little one, the pages burst into colorful life. Together, this LGBTQ+ family battles dragons, dodges deadly dinosaurs, zooms to the moon, and explores the world in a hot air balloon, before winding down to sleep in a wonderfully cozy ending.
This rhyming read aloud celebrates the power of imagination and champions the love that brings all kinds of families together.
Author and illustrator team Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons deliver an imaginative, heartwarming tale filled with bright and optimistic acrylic and pencil illustrations
About the Author
Gareth Peter has had a career as a composer and lyricist for theater, with his songs performed on stage by West End and Broadway voices across the United Kingdom and internationally. He founded the Broadway School of Performing Arts, a part-time theater school, in 2004. He was also a top-ten Penguin Random House Write Now finalist. Gareth lives in Nottingham with his partner, two huskies, and two beautiful adopted children.
Garry Parsons has worked as an artist for publishing and commercial illustration, with clients that include Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Times, Penguin Random House, Egmont, Hodder, and Andersen Press. He illustrated the best-selling The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Garry studied Fine Art at Canterbury and received his MA in Sequential Illustration at University of Brighton. He lives in South London with his family.
"Vivid, imaginative storytelling. . . a relatable tale for children of adopted, blended, and LGBTQ+ families. . . . Accompanied by Parsons' bright, energetic illustrations, Peter's rhyming text reminds young readers that all types of family structures are valid and that different kinds of families are capable of kindness, education, protection, and, most important, fun." —Booklist
"A heartfelt celebration of family love. . . . Educators and library workers will enjoy the book's easy read-aloud prose while caregivers will value the important message of family bonds. The illustrations are bright and friendly, packed with details that will especially reward lap readers; the family dog that's included in every scene makes for a delightful seek-and-find element. . . . Those with pajama storytime programs and families looking for their next great bedtime read will find this book particularly useful. A sweet adventure."—Kirkus Reviews
"Beautiful and detailed illustrations in acrylic and pencil with bold colors take up most of the page. Even pacing and rhythmic rhyme will easily take children on an engaging and relatable adventure. This inclusive book about the power of reading will round out picture book shelves, especially where there 's a need for adoption stories."—School Library Journal
"An endearing bedtime read that will resonate with any family." —Publishers Weekly