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Book Review and Giveaway: Donovan’s Big Day. Ends Nov 30th

 Donovan’s Big Day by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Mike Dutton

Donovan’s two moms are getting married! And Donovan has a very special job to do at the wedding. Will he remember how to do his really important job? A story that reinforces the message “Love makes a family.”

My Review: When you start to read this book you wonder why Donovan is getting so excited and what is this BIG job he has to do on this BIG day? He went about his chores by racing down the stairs to feed his dogSheba, eat breakfast and then rush to clean himself up. He got dressed in his new jacket. He had a little white satin box which he had to look after and don’t loose. The minute he heard his uncle Gregory honk the horn he came flying out of the house into the backseat. Donovan was so excited he dash through the crowded room to take his place beside his family. And when it was time he took out the little white satin box and gave the rings to his moms who were getting married. Okay, that was what the excitement was all about.

Children get excited when they have a part to play in a wedding, and Donovan was no different. He was excited to see his moms get married even though he didn’t have a typical mother and father. The message in this book for me wasn’t about the gay marriage but the excitement of a child looking forward to his parents getting married.  Love does make a family. As you turn each page you will notice that the illustrator showed the happy occasion of this wedding from a child’s point of view.

 Ages: 4 and up

Pages: 32

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


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Giveaway Ends November 30th.

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Winner #1 – domestic diva


November 7, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. I like that this book has two moms featured.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love the message she sends when she stated that love makes a family. On her site I saw she had many wonderful books from young children to teens. I commented on her interview.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (do) com

    Comment by Carol L. | November 7, 2011 | Reply

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