A Great Children’s Book with Same-Sex Parents

Haverhill author Suzanne DeWitt Hall recently launched her children’s picture book Rumplepimple, just in time for the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. The book is about the adventure a naughty terrier goes on when a car ride turns him into a grocery store hero. But Rumplepimple’s family is what makes the timing special.


DeWitt Hall says “Rumplepimple has two mommies and a sister cat. Providing books that show families of a variety of structures makes sense, because children live in all sorts of familial configurations. Some live with a mom and dad, some with just one parent, some with two of one or the other. Some live with grandparents, others with foster parents, and that’s just a few examples. Social belongingness and acceptance is important for kids. They want to feel “normal”. They want to read about families like their own. Rumplepimple shows that parents act like parents regardless of gender or biological relationship. And that love is what is important.”

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The author has been appearing on local and national radio shows, and will soon be doing readings and book signings around the region. Support for Wire Fox Terrier rescue organisations is another goal for the book; a portion of book sales goes to support them.

Buy Rumplepimple: Volume 1 (The Adventures of Rumplepimple) (UK/Ireland/Europe)
Buy Rumplepimple (The Adventures of Rumplepimple) (Volume 1) (USA)