Mi papá es un payaso


At school, a boy is upset with the main character and calls him “clown,” but he immediately kisses him. He loves to be called a clown because that’s what his father does for a living, and that’s amazing because he makes people laugh. Pascual, his other dad, is a doctor. The main character feels proud of his fathers because one heals the body and the other heals the soul with his laughs.


The book seeks to show the presence of same-sex families in contemporary society. After reading the book, children will understand that the keys to a happy family are laughter, merriness, and parental care; the fact that it is formed by two moms, two dads or one mom and one dad is of no importance. A prejudice-free society which fights to eradicate homophobia and promotes respect and tolerance will be an advanced, free, and just society. The book also breaks the classic boundaries between jobs, by considering them equal as far as prestige is concerned (one dad is a doctor and the other is a clown). In fact, both jobs are necessary for our well-being, with one taking care of the body and the other of the soul.

Edited by: Research Centre Anilij (Spain)

Author(s): Andrés, José Carlos

Illustrator(s): Hernández, Natalia

Translator(s): Heredia Jaén, Amaranta

Publisher: NubeOcho Ediciones

City: Madrid

Year: 2015

Pages: 40

ISBN: 9788415899068

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: ES/EN

Keywords: Career, Families, LGBTQ+, Parentality

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