Welcome Home, Forever Child

Summary:

As a family, we celebrate all kinds of achievements, all through your life ... not just your toothless grin, when you crawled, or your first steps.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a nice rhyming book to give kids adopted as young children a book that fits their situation, reassures them about the love of a family, and makes them feel special.

Content Awareness Factors:

There are times when the rhyme seems to miss a beat, but that's minor.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter liked the cats and thought they were cute, but that the book was for "little kids." She seemed to appreciate the fact that because she was adopted as an infant, we do have stories to share with her.

Parent Reaction

This book reminds us that there is no formula for being a "family." The illustrations are cute and the Cat family (with their unique colors) add to the message.

Type of Book:
This is an adoption story for children adopted as toddlers, preschoolers or older.
Educational Themes:

Use this book to celebrate the moments-to-come for a child adopted as a young person. The story lays the perfect setting for creating your own wish list of the \"firsts\" you would like to share as a family.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 9
Age of child:
Read with 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
This is a buy for foster and adoptive families. For everyone else: Please borrow this book. There is a multicultural element that make this a nice way to introduce diversity and get kids thinking beyond themselves.

Title Welcome Home, Forever Child
About
Author Christine Mitchell
Publisher AuthorHouse © 2007
Illustrators Christine Mitchell
ISBN 9781425963040
Material Paperback
Cost $14.95
Genres Family
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