Of all of the stories Barley and Mama Bear share together, his favorite is the one about his family and how he became part of Mama Bear's family. He is curious about wishes ... he wishes for a lizard ... but he has never wished for a "somebody." So how does that work?
Children will love this picture poem about being an adoptive family. For kids, Barley asks the questions they would ask (if they knew how) and for parents, it touches your heart.
Our daughter loved this story. We have read it several times (at her request), and every time she snuggles just a little bit closer and asks for a kiss!
As an adoptive family, we are always on the lookout for books that share our feelings, but also help to answer all of the questions that a 6-year-old has ... in a way a 6-year-old can understand. This book does that perfectly.
This picture poem tells an adoption story.
This is a book for sharing the journey of becoming a family. It covers a lot of the questions kids ask when they are trying to figure out how they fit in their family and how families are created.
7 to 9
3 to 8
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Buy! For an adoptive family, the story speaks from a child's heart and the soothing images and language are wonderful. All of their questions are answered, without the 'overload' we parents tend to offer.