Non-traditional families have become more prevalent, but we still don't have a full children's literature for these sorts of families. "My New Mom and Me" is a wonderful book for families of all kinds, but especially adoptive or interracial families-- and cute animal illustrations are a major plus! Perhaps the most important Mother's Day book you can find.
A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance!
Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners.
When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn't. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks!)
The puppy's new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad! But that's okay, because when he's feeling sad, she knows just what to say.
"A gentle, comforting story about nontraditional families." -Booklist
About the Author
Renata Galindo received her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. My New Mom & Me is her picture book debut in the United States. She lives and works in Mexico City. Learn more at renatagalindo.com.