The Day We Met You

Summary:

Two parents describe all of the things they did and all the help they received to create a loving home for their child., whether adopted or natural.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Although pegged as an adoption book, it really describes how all parents feel and the things they do to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. The pastel watercolor illustrations are warm and soothing.

Content Awareness Factors:

It may be TOO simple in trying to introduce the concept of adoption.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He likes the illustrations and will usually stop her wanderings when this one is read.

Parent Reaction

It's a little simplistic. We like it because its inclusive of how EVERYONE contributes to sharing love with a child, not just the parents.

Type of Book:
The book describes the process of getting ready for a baby to come home.
Educational Themes:

A simple way to introduce that we love our children even before we meet them.

Reading Level:
2.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Started reading with 1-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow it. It's a nice one to cycle periodically when you want to begin talking about adoption, but has little long-term utility.

Title The Day We Met You
About
Author Phoebe Koehler
Publisher Aladdin, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 1997
ISBN 0689809646
Material Paperback
Genres Family - Adoption, Family
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