Mom and Mum Are Getting Married!

by Ken Setterington and Alice Priestley

A refreshing picture book focuses on a little girl’s excitement over her two... read more

A refreshing picture book focuses on a little girl’s excitement over her two moms’ upcoming marriage and the role she hopes to play in the wedding. At first disappointed that Mom and Mum are having a simple ceremony at the family cottage with no role for a flower girl, the girl is consoled when her moms agree that she and her little brother, Jack, can be ring bearers. At the last minute her moms worry that Jack will lose his ring, and decide they should carry the rings themselves. But when Mum gets too nervous to remember where she put hers, the little girl enlists her uncle’s help to calm her moms’ nerves and fulfill her own desire. Canadian author Ken Setterington’s warm story doesn’t try to explain or justify why this is a family with two moms. The family simply is. It’s a welcome reflection of reality for children who are growing up in lesbian or gay-parented families. Also welcome is the placement of the little girl’s family within a loving extended family. (Ages 3–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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