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A charming look at the many forms a happy family can take—whether she's with Mommy at her house, or with Daddy and his partner Harry at their apartment, this little girl always knows she's loved.
The little girl in this story loves her busy routine. Some days Mommy picks her up at school and they walk to her house. Other days, she and Daddy take the bus to the apartment he shares with his partner. She has two rooms, two homes, and one big, loving family. (Even if both her parents make her eat broccoli—yuck!)
But when Mommy comes to pick her up on Tuesday, the little girl gets upset. Tuesday is Daddy's day, and she doesn't like surprises! She wonders and worries and insists change is the worst thing ever. . . . . Until Daddy shows up with the best surprise ever: a new puppy!
Celebrating LGBTQ+ parents, coparents who live apart, and the shared love that keeps families together no matter where they live, Tuesday is Daddy's Day is a sweet story perfect for sharing during Pride month and year-round. With a message about appreciating everything you have and being open to change, paired with bright, kid-friendly illustrations reminiscent of crayon drawings, this is a great title to share with the young readers you love.
Inspired by his own experiences raising his family, best-selling author-illustrator Elliot Kreloff writes from the heart, creating a story that's sure to resonate with readers.
About the Author
Elliot Kreloff is a best-selling illustrator of picture books, easy readers and board books, some of which he also wrote. His first book with Holiday House was The Luckiest Snowball. Like the father in Tuesday Is Daddy's Day, Elliot is a gay dad who shares parenting responsibilies and joys with the mother of his (now grown) daughter. Elliot lives in New York City.
"Warmly [conveys] the message that change can be delightful."—The New York Times
"Taking place after a separation has already occurred, the story delightfully normalizes and affirms co-parenting. . . . A welcome mirror for rainbow families." —Kirkus Reviews
"[E]very bright illustration is alive with energy and emotion. Children will be eager to guess what Daddy reveals."—Booklist
"Young listeners will empathize with the narrator's distress over an upset routine. . . . The characters' diversity isn't the point (Mommy and the girl have brown skin; Daddy and Harry are pinkish) but is most welcome."—The Horn Book
"A positive story about shared custody and its possible effects.”—School Library Journal
"Kreloff's grease pencil drawings are rendered in a hand-drawn, childlike style, with fabric collage and soft digital splashes of color providing additional visual appeal. A sweet look at one child's experience with co-parenting guardians. Back matter includes tips for 'when you get a new puppy.'"—Publishers Weekly