Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kid Konnection: Wonderful You & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a very special picture book about a important subject matter.

Summary: A heartwarming tale about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!

A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby’s transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents. This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child’s birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mother’s journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy.

An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her family’s own fairy tale, and Meilo So’s ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience. -- Random House

WONDERFUL YOU: AN ADOPTION STORY by Lauren McLaughlin is a beautiful book about adoption and family. This picture book is the author's story about her adoptive daughter, and it truly is special. The illustrations by Meilo So are gorgeous and also add to the beauty of this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed WONDERFUL YOU, and it definitely touched me. The book is written in very lyrical prose (which also happens to rhyme!), and it almost feels like a fairy tale with the beautiful watercolor illustrations. The book definitely pays tribute to adoption and beginning of a new family; however, it also honors the child's birth mother for giving her child up to a loving family.

I think WONDERFUL YOU is great way to explain adoption to children. It shows how magical the entire adoptive process is and how grateful parents are to receive their baby. I love how the book describes the way families are formed and all of the wonderful times families share! I guarantee this book will warm your heart.

Overall, I can't recommend WONDERFUL YOU enough. It's just a gorgeous book with a powerful message. Highly recommended!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this novel.

Giveaway alert: I have a copy of WONDERFUL YOU to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before Friday, May 12th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

I thought this book was gorgeous too. I loved the way it incorporated the birth mother.

Stacie said...

Whoops we are featuring the same book today! But I really loved how they showed such love for a child in this story.

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

I have this book but I haven't read it to my daughter yet. She's adopted and is getting to the stage where she asks a lot of questions about it so I think she would like this book.