FICTION

A Crazy-Much Love

Two Lions/Amazon/. Sept. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781542043267.
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PreS-Gr 1–As a young girl grows, her parents share the story of her adoption and how they knew she was the child that would spark their “crazy-much” love. They travel across the world to meet her and bring her home, to watch her grow from her first bath and first steps, until she is ready to board a school bus for the first time—and sneak her dog along to school. Vibrant and bright images fill the pages of this genuinely charming story. Whenever the concept of “crazy-much” is discussed, colorful bubbles, in one instance bath bubbles, swoop across the page giving visual representation to the abstract concept. The refrain of “crazy-much love” that “spills out the windows and busts down the doors” along with a few other key phrases offer a lyrical repetition, emphasizing the importance of the child to the parents. However, at times the wording can feel a little clunky, though the sentiment is sincere. This is a realistic portrayal of a modern foreign adoption from the adoptive parents’ point of view.
VERDICT Eye-catching and heartwarming, this is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to share the loving bond between parents and their children.

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