Daddy & Dada
Families can come in all shapes and sizes, and this heartwarming picture book affirms that no matter what your family looks like, love is the most important part!Hi, I'm Rumi.
Some of my friends have one mom and one dad.
Some have one mom or one dad.
I have two dads. Daddy and Dada.
Daddy sings songs with me. Dada reads me stories.
Every family is different.
And that's pretty cool.
This sweet, open-hearted book began as a love letter from authors Ryan Brockington and Isaac Webster to their daughter—and became a joyous celebration of love, family, and acceptance for all to read and share.
Praise For Daddy & Dada…
"To know Isaac and Ryan is to experience the very definition of the unconditional love they have for each other and especially their dear kids. Daddy & Dada reinforces the fact that the love we give and share in a family comes in many different forms. It is not only a beautiful book but an important one for parents and kids alike."—Antoni Porowski, chef, actor and bestselling author
"Daddy & Dada is a book that celebrates family in all its glorious forms. Not just the ones we are born into, but also the ones we choose to create. Daddy & Dada belongs to each one of us, proving that every kind of love is worthy and the best families come in all shapes and sizes."—Benj Pasek, writer and bestselling author
"Seeing different types of families and it not being a big deal is actually rare in children’s books—diversity is everything. Seeing ourselves represented is the best way to educate through love, which is what Ryan and Isaac have effortlessly managed to do with Daddy & Dada."—Michelle Buteau, actor and bestselling author
"Daddy & Dada is a charming and important book about families coming in all shapes and sizes."—Cheyenne Jackson, actor and singer
"A beautifully kid-friendly introduction to an early-21st-century constellation of family shapes.... A straightforward and nonjudgmental validation of many LGBTQ+ and other family structures."—Kirkus Reviews
"Inspired by the authors’ daughter, this straightforward tale details different family structures.... [Includes] a cast of varying abilities, ages, skin tones, and partner pairs eating ice cream, playing sports, and getting musical, as well as finding family among friends."—Publishers Weekly
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316427029, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
About the Author
Ryan Brockington and Isaac Webster met in 2007, married in 2013, and became dads in 2016. As their family became larger, they quickly realized stories like theirs weren't being shared as much as they would hope, and so they set out to create a new world of stories, celebrating all families.
Lauren May has spent most of her life in New England doing exciting things, which include drinking tea and wearing sweaters. She loves to draw almost as much as she loves her family. When not illustrating, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and many, many plants.