Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thoughts on...Red in the Flower Bed

You've adopted a child but now they want to know why their skin doesn't match yours! This book tells the story of a flower seed on their journey to a new bed. The colorful scrapbook-type illustrations and the wonderful poetry tell the story simply for a small child's understanding while not being too simple for an older child. You may still get the "why couldn't I stay where I was" question because "it's too dry" may not cut it for the older children.

I may not have been an interracial adoptive child but I'm sure all of us need the comfort of 'this is the best place to plant you'. The author being an adoptive parent is just an added bonus.

I did post when I received this title (and others) and I received a "thank you for reviewing" comment from the person who sent me the book as well as the author. I always planned to finish it with it's own post and publishing details (cover!) I just never did. Better late than never?

Red in the Flower Bed
An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption
by Andrea Nepa

Publisher: Tribute Books
Release Date: December 2008
format: paperback (11x8)
pages: 28
reading level: ages 4 - 8
ISBN: 978-0981461991

Source: review book

also available for the Kindle

Product Description:
The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of seeds being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy.

Thank you to Tribute Books for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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