Friday, February 7, 2020

Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst - ADVISABLE

Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth, PICTURE BOOK Magination Press, 2020. $15. 9781433832390



On the first day of school, everyone is dropped off at school by their family, even Riley - her Papa and Daddy hug her goodbye and send her on her way. But her friend Olive is confused. Olive tells Riley that one mom and one dad make a family - which is her "real" dad? By the end of the day, Riley is very upset - she doesn't want to choose! Good thing Papa and Daddy know what to say - a family isn't who you are, it's about love. 

Oh, Holzwarth's illustrations are wonderful, I loved all the different family representations, the children on the playground and the explosion of flowers! What a sweet read and a perfect story. 

Lisa Librarian

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