Explores a loving couple preparing their home for an adopted baby.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyPW noted that the warm illustrations of eager parents preparing for their new adopted baby "strike the perfect note of childlike innocence." Ages 2-5. (May)
School Library JournalAdoptive 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
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Day We Met You based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
my 2 preschool age children found this book exciting. it helped them understand the adoption of our 3rd baby. it is simply short and sweet.