“My daddies are amazing. They’re funny, kind, and smart.
And when they read me stories…exciting journeys start!”
Find your favorite nighttime reading buddy, cuddle up in the snuggliest storytime spot, and set off on a read aloud adventure with Adventures with My Daddies! An Own Voices debut featuring an endearing, diverse family, this colorfully illustrated new story is sure to ignite the imaginations of little bookworms as the daddies and their child battle dragons, dodge deadly dinosaurs, zoom to the moon, and explore the world in a hot air balloon, before winding down to sleep in a wonderfully cozy ending.
Author and illustrator team Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons deliver a whimsical, heartwarming tale filled with bright, optimistic acrylic and pencil illustrations that celebrate the magic of books and unique family stories as well as the beauty of diverse families. Perfect for storytimes with LGBTQ+ and adoptive families, start your bedtime adventures today with this sweet new tale.
Watch debut author Gareth Peter unbox his first US copy of Adventures with My Daddies in this video!
“Vivid, imaginative storytelling…a relatable tale for children of adopted, blended, and LGBTQ+ families…. Accompanied by Parsons’ bright, energetic illustrations, Peter’s rhyming text reminds young readers that all types of family structures are valid and that different kinds of families are capable of kindness, education, protection, and, most important, fun.” —Booklist
“A heartfelt celebration of family love…. Educators and library workers will enjoy the book’s easy read-aloud prose while caregivers will value the important message of family bonds. The illustrations are bright and friendly, packed with details that will especially reward lap readers; the family dog that’s included in every scene makes for a delightful seek-and-find element…. Those with pajama storytime programs and families looking for their next great bedtime read will find this book particularly useful. A sweet adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews