My Two Super Dads

My Two Dads childrens' book cover by Bronny and MuntsaFamilies come in all different shapes, sizes and makeup these days. This family has two dads and shares the story of day to day life: cooking, games and fun all around!

Excerpt:

“I’ve got two Dads
We make a family
We’ve got a cat and a dog
And a garden with a big oak tree”

For release September 2011, available online August 2011.

23 Responses to My Two Super Dads

  1. Elizabeth Rowell says:

    I would like very much to get a copy of your book, My Two Dads. I have studied what I call “gay (glt-Haven’t yet located on Bi) friendly picture books” for years and my college has an almost complete collection. I frequently give talks related to these books and am currently working on several articles to submit for publication to try to get more information out about these books as I find even my gay and lesbian friends with young children often don’t know about these books that could make such a powerful difference.
    If you could send me a review copy of your new book, I would be so appreciative and would spread the word about it. I teach a new course on Multicultural views: same sex orientation and transsexuality. We really focus on issues in the class and this last semester my 27 students demanded that I share with them information about the glt friendly picture books that I have been doing. It was a terrific class and one comment on how to enhance the course was to spend more time sharing these books next semester. (One of my wonderful students was a terrific woman who had a wife and twins-even she did not know about many of the books I shared that are available today.)
    Three cheers for writing/publishing My Two Dads. This will be a contribution to the creative, dedicated, and courageous people who have done so. Now I have almost 100 glt friendly books that have been either published or made readily available during sometimes a very limited duration of their “shelf life”. I hope I can help spread the word about yours so it will have a long time on the market and be helpful to many families and educators!
    And a very happy new year to you.
    Elizabeth Rowell
    1 860 974 1814
    15 Hiawatha Hts
    Woodstock Valley, CT 06282
    (I have two online publications related to these books-even the cover on one with Jesse’s dream skirt. One was in Young Children in May 2007 and the other in Human Architecture)

    • bronwen.fallens says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for your comment! So great to read about people and what they are doing academically. My Two Dads is slated for publication and release around the middle of the year (we had to push the date out a little) so i’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it is available.

      It’s so wonderful to see that you are talking about this subject at University level. I studied Gay & Lesbian Perspectives in Popular Music at UCLA when I was on exchange there and I guess in part this helped me to write the book. I’ll send you an electronic version as soon as it is available for review!

      Thanks so much again for your support.

      Kind regards,
      Bronny

  2. elizabeth rowell says:

    Bronny, I am looking forward to receiving the electronic copy of your new book and we will put information about it on the website that a librarian has started. Now that conferences are over for the spring for me, I will now start working on the website next week as well. We want people to know about the books that are currently available!
    The American Library association now honors the Stonewall awardees. In 2010 the winner was for a young adult book and 3/5 honor books were for young children. The honor books however will not get a medal/seal on them only the winner.
    STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS 2010
    CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AWARD
    Winner: The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd (Penguin Group)
    Honor Books: 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert (Seven Stories Press)
    Daddy, Papa and Me / Mommy, Mama and Me by Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson (illustrator) (Tricycle Press)
    Gay America: Struggle for Equality by Linas Alsenas (Amulet Books)
    Sprout by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury USA

    It is hard to get the gay friendly books into many libraries and having the ALA honor this award is a plus. The award for children-young adults is too broad. In the past the Lambda awards that included this span nearly always went to books for “young adults”. I tried to get Lambda to make a young children’s award and am trying to compose a letter today to ALA to see if they would.
    In 2011 Almost Perfect won.. It’s about a young h.s. student and his transgender girl friend. It is very well done but of course for older youths. No books for young children were honored in any way but in 2010 I have only located one book that was published in the USA and distributed for sale. I often find books later that did come out and I wasn’t aware of until later.
    Thank you for writing your book. We need more glt friendly picture books for young children so that children from same sex or transgender parented families can see their own special family in a book and that children from other types of families can begin to know more about gay, lesbian, and transgender people and families. This knowledge can often lead to understanding so that both in early childhood and later in life they will stick up for people who are being teased or bullied about their family members of themselves.
    So keep up the wonderful work.
    Liz

  3. I just found your website. I maintain a bloglist of gay-themed picture books and just added My Two Dads to my blog. I will keep visiting your site to see when your other books come out. They all look great!

    I also maintain a bloglist of books for donor offspring here: http://booksfordonoroffspring.blogspot.com and am wondering if you will be creating any children’s books about families created through artificial insemination, and other forms of assisted reproductive technologies. Thanks!

    • bronwen.fallens says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks so much for getting in touch and for adding our books to your list! My Super Single Mum, My Two Super Dads (which refers to flying over the ocean to get baby) and My Two Super Mums (will refer to a special friend who donated a gift) cater to donor families I feel as such I haven’t written one specifically. Hope this helps out and thanks so much for adding out books to your blogs!

      Kind regards,
      Bronny

      • Michele says:

        Nerissa,I’m so glad you came and left a note. You are welcome here! Please retrun often and comment when you feel compelled. This journey called life isn’t easy, but remember that together things can be better!~RJ

    • Nilantha says:

      Thanks so much for enlightening me about the male mind. Collectively, my huasnbd and I have 6 children and for some reason my huasnbd cannot fathom why I am so exhausted at the end of the day. We both work outside the home. I, also, work a business from home. Admittedly, his profession is much more stenuous physically, but that doesn’t equate to a life of leisure for me. My week in short Mon. is baseball practice for 2 hours after work, home, homework, showers, and the list goes on and repeats thru Thurs. Tues. golf practice and choir. Wed. golf practice, art club, & builders club. Thurs. golf & chess club. Fri. Choir & then who needs to be where & by what time? Sat. Baseball games, team mom duties, pick up & deliver kids to respective friends who just called Sun. Church & hopefully catching up on housework and laundry. Husbands weekly schedule Mon. Work, home, insert & remove frozen lasagna while we’re @ baseball practice. Tues. Work, come home, nap, TV, take one to golf, return home, load up and go fishing. Wed. Work, home, nap fishing or watch fishing on TV. Thurs. & Fri. Same Sat. & Sun. Mow (if not too hot!) and don’t forget fishing, napping, and asking what’s for dinner. I must extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. Carr for the much needed push to say, “It’s your turn. Mom is going to take a nap!”

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  5. Jamie Naidoo says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I’m glad I found your books. I’m writing a professional book for librarians and teachers called Rainbow Family Collections. It examines lots of LGBTQ picture books. I’ll certainly be sure to cover yours as well!

    Best,
    Jamie

    • Bronny says:

      Hi Jamie,

      That’s great to hear and I love the name of your book – gorgeous! Thank you so much for including my books, I really appreciate it.

      Kind regards,
      Bronny

  6. Larry says:

    Hi – Please let me know when your books have a distributor in the states. I would love to get a copy for our kids as well as purchase some as gifts. Thank you for doing this.

    Larry
    Seattle, WA

    • Bronny says:

      Hi Larry,

      Thanks so much for getting in touch. I am able to post books to the USA at a reasonable cost when purchased through the Bronny and Muntsa website and have people who have done this already. I’m working on getting distribution however, and will let you know as soon as I have confirmed one. Thanks so much for your comment and interest.

      Kind regards,
      Bronny

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  8. Roger Joseph says:

    Hi~ Is there any way for me to purchase your books in the uk?

    • Bronny says:

      Hi, We don’t distribute in the UK hard copies at the moment, however you can buy our books on Kindle in the UK. I do ship to the UK from our store, so you can also purchase them online at http://www.bronnyandmuntsa.com. We have shipped the books far and wide so please feel free to buy them that way 🙂

  9. Bakiemlak says:

    oh Christie, I didn’t know things were that hard. maybe that is why I like you so Brice is also that child. so unahppy and explosive. tantrums would go on for hours. i remember crying myself to sleep, knowing I had to get up and do it all over. i dreaded sending him anywhere. it is getting better, but i think both of us are still healing. we actually decided not to have a third because of all the struggles with him. i just couldn’t risk having another child like him (though I do love him so, and feel particularly bonded with him maybe b/c of all the struggles). i used to look at other women and yearn for the peace they seemed to have with their children. but maybe those temperments produce greatness? i think so.I was looking at my bookshelf the other day: your explosive child; the defiant child; the strong-willed child (worthless imho); the spirited child. it’s nice to know you’re not alone that’s what I got from those books. how do people raise kids like ours without God and good husbands?

  10. Mariah says:

    My husband and I just purchased a copy! Can’t wait to have it for our growing collection of books about two-daddy families. 🙂 Thank you so much!

    – Mariah, Parkville, Missouri, USA

  11. Jaimee Mathieson says:

    Hello i was just wondering what page the quote “i’ve got two dads, we make a family” is on? Thank you.

  12. Daniella Fernandez says:

    Hi, how do I get a hard copy of your book shipped to Miami FL. I would like to purchase for a friend, but she informed me here is no way to receive it here is this true?
    Thanks
    Daniella’s

    • bronwen.fallens says:

      Hi Daniella,

      You can purchase the book in our book store and we will then send the book via the post. We have sent many books overseas purchase in our online store.

      Kind regards,
      Bronny

    • bronwen.fallens says:

      You can buy the book in our online store. We ship internationally quite often 🙂

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