Thursday, June 17, 2010
Red In The Flower Bed: Book Review
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.
Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Email Andrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Andrea's web site at: www.redintheflowerbed.com
The first thing that caught my attention about Red In The Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Book About International Adoption was just how beautifully it is illustrated! I love the use of fabric and other mediums, along with the technique of collage and all the bright colors. This reminded me of Eric Carle's work a lot. This book is a very quick read and children of all ages will enjoy it immensely. The message that love can grow anywhere, regardless of us all being different is a powerful one, and such an important message to teach to children. As an adopted child myself, I was very impressed with this book, and it is by far one of the best I have seen, in recent years, to explain the concept of adoption to children. I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Red In The Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Book About International Adoption online, directly from Tribute Books.
WIN IT: One (1) Reader will win a Ebook copy of this book
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GIVEAWAY ENDS JUNE 28, 2010
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***Thank you to Tribute Books and Mom Relations providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***