As I first noted here, I’m looking for your favorite children’s book with an adoption angle. I’ve gotten some good responses, but know there are plenty more out there that folks must be reading to their children (adopted or not).
I’m upping the ante a bit. For everyone that submits a book before the end of April — that’s four weeks folks! — I’ll drop your name into a bowl and let Maeve draw the winner. Before she tries to eat the little paper bit, I’ll read who won and send them a brand-new copy of one of the recommended books. Now that’s a sweet deal, yes? (Those who previously submitted a title please consider yourselves entered.)
There are no parameters for this other than the book being for children and include adoption.
As I explained in my first post, I’m planning a page here just for children’s adoption books and I’m more than happy to include your name, your blog if you have one, and any comments you have on the book you recommend. I’ve got some I love, and will add them very, very soon as I create the page itself. I’m just hoping to see what you folks have in your arsenal first. Kind of like, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” Well, sort of like that. Get your mind out of the gutter. Yeesh.
I’ve also got a few to add that aren’t specifically adoption books, but very clearly avoid mention of a precise way the family was created. They can surely be read as adoption-friendly. These also are good, I think, for using as a springboard for talking about one’s adoption.
So, just drop me a quick comment with a book or two or three you love and love to share — and any comments on the book you’d like to run with it. I’d like this to be a useful resource for anyone, personally touched by adoption or not, looking to add to their library and broaden their kids’ exposure.
Now that I’ve bribed you with a brand-new children’s book — the winner being oh-so-carefully selected by 20-month-old Maeve, and lil ol’ me carefully packaging and lovingly sending it to your door — I ask you: What have you got to lose?