Friday, April 28, 2017

Picture Book Friday

Charming in every way, Wonderful You: An Adoption Story captures both the birth mother's search for the "perfect family" and the anticipation and joy of the adoptive parents when their hopes for a child are fulfilled.

The poetic voice is never forced nor does it stray from the heart of this thoughtfully imagined story.  The verse carries the reader through the birth mother's determination to give her child a loving family, celebrates that special moment when a couple becomes parents, and imagines their future as a family with all those "firsts" -- crawling, walking, birthdays, school, snowmen, before ending with a special promise to their "Wonderful You."

Inspired by author Lauren McLaughlin's experience as an adoptive mother, the story is filled with honest warmth and subtle insight. An ideal gift.

1 comment:

Lauren McLaughlin said...

Thanks so much for your review of Wonderful You. This is an extremely personal story for me, obviously.

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