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Else-Marie und die kleinen Papas

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Else-Marie has seven little daddies instead of one big one, and she worries how the other children will react when her daddies come to pick her up at afternoon playgroup.
Hardcover, 34 pages
Published 1992 by Verlag St. Gabriel, Wien (first published 1990)
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Cory
I came across this title in a list of books that parents could use to talk about different kinds of family structures. I think it's hilarious and kind of adorable, and even though I've read some critical comments about the illustrations I would say they have a kind of idiosyncratic style that will totally attract some kids (and be boring to other kids - but that's true of all illustration).

In some ways it's more about helping kids talk about and think through their feelings about having a non-t
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earthy
Else-Marie is worried and embarrassed when her seven little daddies come to pick her up from playgroup, but when they are able to help with a school project, Else-Marie reconsiders. The sketchy watercolors are whimsical and amusing, making the concept of seven tiny daddies seem almost normal (though still pretty silly). Facial expressions are done well, and the sepia tones of Else-Marie's imaginings make those segments stand out from the more typically-colored main storyline. Some images take up ...more
oliviasbooks
Else-Marie hat sieben kleine Papas. Sie sehen alle gleich aus, sind Handelsreisende und mit Mama verheiratet. Leider sind die Papas manchmalö auch ganz schön albern.
Sherri
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Else-Marie is not imagining things; she really has seven little daddies. I couldn't help but smile at the fun illustrations.
Sofie Brånedal
Nov 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-terrible
Just... Weird. And not in a good way.
Linda
Families come in all varieties - and parents (apparently) are embarrassing to their children. Pija Lindenbaum just takes this generally accepted truth to a new, ludicrous extreme.
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