My Mommies Built a Treehouse

Lantana. Apr. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781915244185.
PreS-Gr 1–A brown-skinned child undertakes a big building project with his moms: “Some children wish for telescopes, or skateboards, or a mouse./ But there’s just one thing that I want, my very own…/ Treehouse!” Both moms drop everything to help pick the best tree in the yard, shop for supplies, build, paint, and play. An ABCB rhyming structure propels the story forward. The rhyme bounces mostly in a satisfying rhythm with a few clunky moments. Light conflict, including spilled paint and a snapped two-by-four at the hardware store, joins a story otherwise free of trouble. The strength of this title depends on its colorful, dynamic digital illustrations and its multiracial LGBTQIA+ representation.
VERDICT This sweet, rhyming STEAM story is a pleasing read. Recommended as an additional purchase.

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