cover image The Daddy Machine

The Daddy Machine

Johnny Valentine. Alyson Books, $16.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55583-887-4

Alyson Wonderland reissues three picture books by Johnny Valentine centering on the lives of gay and lesbian parents and their children. When a pair of siblings with two Moms decide to build The Daddy Machine (1992), illus. by Lynette Schmidt, it won't stop popping out papas: "" `I've got a bad feeling,' Sue whispered to me,/ `That our moms will be just a bit mad,/ when they walk in the door, and then can't take a step,/ without running smack into a dad!' ""