Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies

by Pija Lindenbaum and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Else-Marie's family seems normal to her but when her mom tells her one night that... read more

Else-Marie's family seems normal to her but when her mom tells her one night that she won't be able to pick her up after school the next day as usual, Else-Marie panics to think that her classmates might discover the secret of her "other parent." For while Else-Marie's mother is of average size and number, not only is her father knee-high, there are seven of him! Of course, everything Else-Marie imagines her classmates saying and doing turns out to be much worse than what really happens when her seven little daddies show up at school. In fact, the other kids barely seem to notice that there's anything unusual about her dad. A delightfully amusing picture-story from Sweden uses exaggeration and absurdity to effectively express realistic fears and pressures children feel when their families don't conform to popular conventions. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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