What I Loved:
Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door is a beautifully written children’s book that features the different ways a family can be built. I loved that this book was focused on love being the important thing to build a family, not the gender of the parents.
How I Felt:
Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door is an easy-to-understand children’s picture book. I liked that the parents are frogs with tadpole children. My daughter loved that! The story is not complicated, which I greatly appreciate because I feel this is an important message. The easier it is for a child to understand, the better!
Tadpole Jessica has two mommies. She explains to her classmates how her family is made up, even using a chalkboard as a teaching aid, which was adorable! Her friends go home and discuss this new information with their parents, who reinforce that families can be made up a variety of different ways.
Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door had really great illustrations. They were bright and colorful with some great details to grab a child’s attention!
“Parents are parents, and isn’t it nice that not every family looks the same?” – Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door
I loved that this book included a coloring page at the end as well as a word search! There was also a list of questions to spark a conversation with your child after reading the book. I thought this was a great addition that could be helpful in a home, school, or library setting.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend