MOM AND MUM ARE GETTING MARRIED! by Ken Setterington

MOM AND MUM ARE GETTING MARRIED!

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Gay picture books are unfortunately still rare enough that they all matter regardless of literary and artistic quality. This one happens to be stilted and static. Rosie’s Mom and Mum are getting married. Rosie’s only concern is whether or not she’ll get to be a flower girl, ring-bearer, or something else crucial to the ceremony (which she wishes would be bigger and fancier than it is). The concept and rightness of this two-mother family (and the same-sex marriage itself) are never questioned; there is no antagonist of the type often created specifically to facilitate a tolerance message. However, Setterington’s text plods along, feeling forced. Priestley’s drawings, though brightly colored, lack vibrancy and feel stale. This clearly deliberate piece has a worthy agenda and will stand in until better quality versions come along. Artistically tepid but socially valuable. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-896764-84-3
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2005




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