by Gemma Denham - £6.99 Elizabeth Publications (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780993557972 | ISBN 10: 099355797x
Hello, my name is Jeremy.
This is my Mum, and my Mummy.
And this is Peg, she is our cat.
She’s rather old, and rather fat.
This is my story - come with me,
And find out about my family.
And all the things we like to do,
I’m sure you like to do them too!
Me, Mummy & Mum is a story about Jeremy and his two mums. The book doesn’t ‘teach’ the reader about alternative families. It simply includes them like any other story book about a mummy and daddy would. One of the nice things about children’s books is that they build self-confidence by normalising children's experiences. Everyone should have a chance to see their family represented in the books they read, however many mums or dads they have. All families should be celebrated, and all children should be taught that families come in so many different combinations.
This book is a great introduction to LGBT issues and families. Whether you are looking for a book that represents your own family, or looking to introduce acceptance from an early age, this book can be enjoyed by all. Read with young children to introduce the notion of same-sex parents, or with older children an introduction to discussing equality and tolerance.
(Price & availability last checked: May 2019)