Adventures with My Daddies
A diverse family embarks on a series of whimsical adventures in this Own Voices bedtime read aloud, perfect for LGBTQ+ and adoptive families!
“Vivid, imaginative storytelling…a relatable tale for children of adopted, blended, and LGBTQ+ families.” —Booklist
“My daddies are amazing. They’re funny, kind, and smart.
And when they read me stories…exciting journeys start!”
Set off on a series of incredible adventures with an endearing, diverse family as the bedtime stories they read burst into colorful life. Together, the daddies and their little one 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.
Own voices author and illustrator team Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons deliver an imaginative, 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.
Publication Date: 4/1/2021
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-7/8″ x 9-7/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Age Range: 4 – 8
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Themes: Family, Diversity, Identity, Alternative Families
BISAC 1: JUV060000 JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT
BISAC 2: JUV013090 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
BISAC 3: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
“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
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Meet the Author
Gareth Peter has had a career as a composer and lyricist for theater, with his songs performed on stage by West End and Broadway voices across the UK and internationally. He founded the Broadway School of Performing Arts, a part-time theater school, in 2004. He was also a top-ten Penguin Random House Write Now finalist. Gareth lives in Nottingham with his partner, two huskies, and two beautiful adopted children. He is a debut author.
Meet the Illustrator
Garry Parsons has worked as an artist for publishing and commercial illustration, with clients that include Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Times, Men’s Health, Marie Claire, Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Proctor & Gamble, Penguin Random House, Egmont, Hodder, and Andersen Press. He illustrated the best-selling The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Gary studied Fine Art at Canterbury and received his MA in Sequential Illustration at University of Brighton. He lives in South London with his family.