Phoebe Koehler The Day We Met You

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The Day We Met You

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A warm, joyful narrative follows two parents as they prepare bottles, formula, diapers, clothing, and a cradle in anticipation of the arrival of their adopted child

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Adoptive parents narrate the loving preparations made for the day they took their child home. The story begins simply, with the phone call that notifies them of the baby's arrival, and ends with the joy of seeing their child: "The minute we saw you we knew that we loved you." Pastel crayon close-ups of objects illustrate the straightforward story very well. Younger children will like the cradle, teddy bear, and tiny clothes named in the story. The text is easy enough for beginning readers, and the short sentences are set in unusally large type and fit nicely into the illustrations. Adopted children love to hear their homecoming stories over and over, and this is a perfect book to encourge such retellings. Pastel-colored borders on each page, homey objects outlined in black, and dancing suns glowing on the endpapers communicate the delight of "the day we met you." It is difficult to think of any adoptive family who would not like this book. Waiting for Hannah (Greenwillow, 1989) by Marisabina Russo and Waiting for Noah (Harper, 1990) by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim, both about anticipating the birth of a child, make fine companions to this excellent picture book about adoption. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

"The sun shone bright the day we met you"--and it continues to radiate its warmth throughout this unadorned tale of an adoption. Eager to pick up their new baby, the parents-to-be describe their preparations and purchases: "We bought diapers and pajamas . . . so you would be dry and warm." Friends and neighbors share the excitement by providing a quilt and a cradle; Grandpa brings reassurance in the form of a teddy bear. When the happy couple hold their smiling infant for the first time at the book's conclusion, the joy is almost palpable. Designed to be read aloud to an adopted child, Koehler's first picture book addresses an important issue in a loving, direct style. Her pastel crayon drawings, bordered in warm yellows, oranges and greens, strike the perfect note of childlike innocence. Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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