Mes deux papas

(My two daddies) Book not yet available in English


A fledgling is taken in by two male birds. She grows up in a tender, loving, kindly atmosphere. When she is old enough to go to school, her friends want to know why she has two daddies. The daddies explain that it’s because they love each other, which simply makes the three of them a family.


These charming story and illustrations use anthropomorphic animals to show two same-sex parents, Tom and Enzo, and their adopted daughter Lilou. The picture book is in two parts. The first starts with the egg all alone in the nest and ends with it hatching. The second starts when Lilou goes to school (with just one double spread on the intervening period). The book explores the issue of adoption and same-sex parenting with a light touch, but the subject does not necessarily require detailed explanations. The book was initially published by Des Ronds dans l’Eau in 2013.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Parachini-Deny, Juliette

Illustrator(s): Béal, Marjorie

Publisher: Tom'poche

City: Nice

Year: 2015

Pages: 27

ISBN: 9791097978446

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Adoption, Families, LGBTQ+, Love, Parentality

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