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Grady HarpTop Contributor: Children's Books
HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘Love, with a capital L’
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
California author Tobias Mile (a pseudonym) is an artist as well as a man committed to human rights, or as he prefers ‘just a lover of Art and Beauty.’ TWO DADS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE is the first of a series of Jayden’s Funny Tales – Jayden being the adopted child of loving LGBTQ parents. The Tales will cover life in a nontraditional family, humorous stories about adoption, human rights, solidarity and respect for diversity.
Greatly enhanced by the terrific illustrations by Milan Samadder, this initial story of the series is most promising – and a fine production from True Colors Lab! The story is related by Jayden, whose thoughts in utero mark the warm humor that pervades the diary. This is Jayden’s first year of life as an adopted son of color to two men who enliven the atmosphere of new parenthood as the various aspects of a new family are explored and experienced - feeding, visits to the pediatrician, vacation, meeting grandparents, understanding the life of musicians, the addition of a new sibling (another adoption), and a happy Christmas that brings Jayden’s first year to an end.
All of the story is related with excellent humor and genuine caring, a book that will help children as well as parents in appreciating and honoring non-traditional families – LGBT parents and their children. Very highly recommended. Grady Harp, November 20
5.0 out of 5 stars The two dad's journey
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2020
This wonderful children's book is a must have for the Holiday and everyday! The story about a young boy and his loving parents underscore the essence of what we should be teaching our next generation. It delighfully tells a story of how two dads make a family with young Jayden and their journey as new parents starting a family. Easy to read and beautifully illustrated it will be enjoyed by all.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story!
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020
This family's story is told through the eyes of Jayden, whose dads adopted him at birth. It is a beautiful depiction of a young family. This is a great book to read to kids ... mine love it! Jayden's story is at times funny, and touching, and real. Parents will relate to the dads' adjustment to having a new baby, and kids will laugh at the stories. Highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
"Two Dads Under the Christmas Tree" is a wonderful and engaging tale, celebrating the many beautiful elements of family. Jayden's story is one of love, and the oh-so fabulous illustrations bring it all to life even more. Authentic and colorful, parents and kids will cherish the true story of family love in its many forms <3
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful stories and illustrations.
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020
The book is beautifully written and has great illustrations. Very intelligent and sensitive approach to homosexual parenting seen from the eyes of a little boy.
Highly recommended! ( I got one for myself and one as a Christmas present)
James C Zimbardi
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Story ♥️
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
All the feels with this one!!!! Follow Jayden and his Daddies through his eyes during the 1st year of his life!!! My kids & I loved it!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Just perfect!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2020
I literally could not put the book down. It is a clear reflection of parenting from the perspective of the family. I truly believe any adoptive couple would benefit from reading this book.....truly made my heart smile 😊!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Christmas
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
Excellent story with beautiful illustrations; The way the stories are told is wonderful.
TWO DADS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Two Dads Under the Christmas Tree is not just a children's book. It's a book for all about Adoption. In this first story of the series, Jayden will try to tell everyone what Adoption is and how beautiful the change in a child’s life can be, thanks to this form of authentic Love. Inside, you will find fun, touching moments, and a deep sense of humanity that makes the book a tool for parents and teachers to encourage children to value diversity. Often, children only see families that look like theirs. As a window into the life of a nontraditional family, Jayden’s story can be a first step to instill in children a sense of inclusivity and respect for others. In the summer of 2018, during a business trip to Venice, Italy, Tobias Mile was looking for a new idea for his next book. Destiny - as he told us - introduced him to this uncommon Italian family. Upon learning their incredible story, he was inspired to create something special featuring their adorable adopted son, Jayden. After this trip, Tobias approached our publishing company with the idea of a series of funny stories about adoption, human rights, solidarity, and respect for diversity, told by this smart child in unusual language. We immediately knew this was a story that needed to be shared to raise awareness about adoption and reach countries where same-sex couples who wish to adopt are discouraged or even denied.