ABC A Family Alphabet Book, by Bobbie Combs (illustrated by Desiree Keane and Brian Rappa), may or may not currently be in the shorthairs of the would-be censors. But it’s a great book. Not like the plot surprises — it’s the alphabet, after all; we know where it’s headed. But the quiet appearance and reappearance of two-mom- and two-dad-headed families keeps us picking it up again and again. (“O is for overalls. I always wear my overalls when my dads take us to the playground.”)
The first time the beloved read it with the lil’ monkey, she got teary after just a few pages. The beloved, that is. Our girlie just liked the illustrations.