FICTION

Wonderful You: An Adoption Story

illus. by Meilo So. 40p. ebook available. Random. Apr. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780553510010.
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PreS-K—This poetic tribute to the joyful union of a family and their adopted child greets readers with colorful pen and watercolor vistas and the flowing movement of fantasy flight. "In a faraway land live[s] a lady in blue with a babe in her tummy named Wonderful You." She searches throughout the world for loving parents for her unborn daughter. Spare, lyrical, strategically placed text emphasizes the couple with the child and "a teddy named Boo." Bicycles, swings, rainbows, birds, and flowers fill the sky. Special days pass through the seasons while the child and her family build a cozy home, complete with snowman and snow palaces—a home in the dunes where the "shore hugs the sea." An author's note indicates McLaughlin's personal connection to the topic and celebrates her own family's adopted child.
VERDICT This book is a general purchase where needed and an especially good option where there's a gap in adoption titles.

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