Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door by Nadine Haruni

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

Bonus Features:

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 Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door for any young child. This has a great message about family and the different ways our families are built.

Where to Find This Book:

Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door by Nadine Haruni is available at these sites. | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | TBD


This is the 5th book in the series, and addresses gay parents, and explains to kids that that parents are not necessarily always just a man and a woman.

In this book, the tadpoles make a new friend named Jessica, who has two mommas. The tadpoles learn that there are many different types of parents out there, and that all you need is love.

The book has won a Gold Mom’s Choice award for recommended picture books and has received a Readers’ Favorite 5 star review.

Just the Facts:

Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door by Nadine Haruni
Series: Freeda the Frog Series
Page Count: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pub Date: June 2, 2020

Nadine Haruni has gone through a divorce herself and is now re-married with 5 children. Nadine is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Aside from writing, Nadine is an attorney and a certified yoga instructor.

The Gold Mom’s Choice Award-winning Freeda the Frog™ Children’s Book series focuses on awareness & acceptance of different types of family situations, as well as helping children cope with various life issues. See the Books page and stay tuned for Nadine’s future Freeda the Frog™ books, where Freeda and the tadpoles continue to help kids face more of life’s challenges and understand that everyone’s family is special and unique.


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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