Families Are Forever

Summary:

Rain, a six-year-old girl tells us her story of how she came from China to live with her Mom and Bo, her stuffed hippo.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story has great universal appeal. The story emphasizes creating a family, with adoption playing a role, but not taking center stage to the love itself.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our child liked looking at the pictures and asking about when s/he was a baby.

Parent Reaction

We liked this story. Because of our child's questions, we were able to introduce a "second plot" with our own adoption story. Although this is a story of Chinese adoption, we didn't feel limited by it in our situation (which was a domestic adoption).

Type of Book:
This is a first-person story about becoming an adoptive family.
Educational Themes:

Every family can enjoy this story. It can help young children write their own story, adopted or not. It is a great way to introduce adoption as a concept of love.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
read with 4-year-old child
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This will particularly appeal to families of international adoption, but all adoptive families will enjoy the story.

Title Families Are Forever
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Author Deborah Capone
Publisher As Simple as That © 2003
Illustrators John McCoy
ISBN 0972866612
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Cultures & Tradition
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