Donovan's Big Day

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Random House Distribution childrens, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows a same-sex couple—will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage.  The story captures the joy and excitement of a wedding day while the illustrations show the happy occasion from a child's point of view.


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User Review  - EliseMT - LibraryThing

This is the story of a young boy on the day of his two mothers' wedding. The text is full of energy and moves quickly, reflecting Donovan's excitement for this big day. I would recommend including this book in your classroom to show diversity in family structure. Read full review

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User Review  - tierneyc - LibraryThing

Donovan’s Big Day. By Lesléa Newman. Illustrated by Mike Dutton. Tricycle Press / Random House Children’s Books. 2011. 32 pages. $15.99 hbk. 978-1582463322. Ages 4-10. Donovan wakes up one morning ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

LESLÉA NEWMAN has written over 20 books for children including the best seller Heather Has Two Mommies. She has received many literary awards and is currently the Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts.

MIKE DUTTON has worked on children's books, comics, coloring books, landscape paintings, and video game art. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Alex, and their cat, Raven. He is an active blogger.


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