Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

Mom and Mum are Getting Married!


Written by Ken Setterington and Illustrated by Alice Priestley

15th Anniversary of this Beloved Book!

A celebration of love and family...

When Rosie comes home to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room—on a school day—she knows something wonderful is about to happen. So when one of her two mothers announces, "Your Mum and I are getting married!" they can't wait to start planning the big day.

Rosie has so many questions. Will she get to be a flower girl? Can she get a new dress? Will there be food and a fabulous wedding cake? At this party, friends, family and fun come together for a joyous celebration of love in a changing world. 

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About the Author

Ken Setterington is a retired librarian, storyteller, author, and a children’s book reviewer. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He received the title Librarian of the Year. He is the author of the picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married!, and the teen nonfiction book Branded by the Pink Triangle. He lives with his partner in Toronto.

About the Illustrator

Alice Priestley has illustrated numerous books including five other children’s stories. Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay was shortlisted for a Mr. Christie Book Award and the Amelia Frances Gibbon Award. Her other books include Winning the Girl of the Sea, The Watcher, Clouds on the Mountain and Someone’s Reading This Book. She lives in Toronto with her husband and children.

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Product Information

  • Release: September 23, 2004

  • $15.95 Hardcover

  • 24 Pages

  • 8.5 x 8.5

  • Children’s Picture Book

  • Ages 5-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Guided Reading: M

  • ISBN: 9781896764849


  • Character Education
    > Friendship & Family
    > Prejudice & Tolerance

  • Reflecting Diversity
    > LGBTQ

Praise for Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

"It gives parents and educators the chance to teach children about tolerance, acceptance and love." - St. John's Telegram

"This book easily introduces the topic of same-sex marriage in an age-appropriate manner." - Mothering Magazine

"Highlighting a different kind of family, the book is a celebration of love and family in a changing world." - New Brunswick Reader

"This book is a simple yet powerful treatment of the socially contentious issue, same-sex marriage." - Professionally Speaking (The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers)