“Emlyn and the Gremlin by Ottawa, Ontario author Steff F. Kneff and illustrated by Luke Spooner is a wonderful addition to picture books featuring same sex parents. This one comes with welcome twist. The main story, beautifully presented in rhyme which new readers will enjoy, is not about a family with two mums, but about a little girl (who happens to have two mothers) dealing with a gremlin messing up her room. Kids will love the story being read to them and then tackling it themselves. It should be in all public and school library collections. Watch for the next book in the series.”


Barbara Clubb
City Librarian (retired) for the Ottawa Public Library