Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sweet Moon Baby by Karen Henry Clark

Have you ever thought of adopting a child from overseas?  Here is the story of such an adoption.

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers has published this children's picture book hardcover just in time for Christmas.  It's available at your local bookstore right now.  (Thank you for my review copy.)  Patrice Barton is the illustrator and the pictures are sweet and full of soft colors that portray the peace and love theme of the story.

Ms. Clark adopted her daughter from China and has used that experience to help her write this children's book.  No adoption is easy and those from the across the pond have even more complications.

This story is written in a very simple form for young ones 5-8.  The baby is born and her parents want a better life for her so they put her in a basket and send her on her way.  Various animals help her along her journey to a new life and a childless couple's prayers are answered when they find her.

It's a sweet tale that children and parents both will enjoy.  It would also be great for reading aloud.  Check it out at your local bookstore.

Happy reading!

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