Hugs of Three: My Mommies and Me celebrates a respect for all families, with an emphasis on infant and toddler development and the important joys and comforts of everyday routines in the context of caregiving relationships.
Written by two experienced psychologists, this sturdy board book acknowledges in a simple yet powerful way the importance of a loving connection between children and parents. The existence of the books themselves highlight the power of belonging and purpose, as children of same-sex parents and parents themselves can identify with this story.
With the use of colorful illustrations and rhyme, Drs. Bromberg and Taravella impart an important message about understanding and accepting differences among families, encouraging identification of similarities and differences between the readers' family and those of their peers, and curiosity to learn about diversity, promote an attitude of acceptance, and celebrate the uniqueness of all families in an age-appropriate and meaningful way.