When I Met You; A Story Of Russian Adoption

Summary:

An adoptive parent describes how they felt and the personality the child shared when they first met in Russia. The story goes on to contrast those traits with the person that child has become.


Pros:

Although described as a story of Russian adoption, parents celebrating any international adoption will find this a nice introduction to the subject. The Russian vocabulary at the end is a nice touch.

Cons:

None really. If yours isn't a family with a Slavic history, you may want to substitute the vocabulary for the culture you are celebrating.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler immediately wanted a second reading, intrigued by the story … and having fun finding the small teddy bear on each page.

Parent Reaction

As a trans-national adoptive family, ourselves, we were happy to find a story that celebrates not only becoming an adoptive family, but also the child's birth culture.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book that celebrates the adoptive family.
Educational Themes:

Although this is seemingly a book for adoptive families, it has classroom value for celebrating family, as well as cultures and traditions.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 3 1/2 year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy if you are an adoptive family that wants to explain an international adoption. This is a great introductory text for this age group.

Title When I Met You: A Story of Russian Adoption
Author Adrienne Ehlert Bashista
Publisher DRT Press © 2005
Illustrators Christine Sykes
ISBN 1933084006
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Family - Adoption, Family, Picture Book, Growing Up
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