I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

by Rose A. Lewis, Jane Dyer
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I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis, Jane Dyer

Bestselling artist Jane Dyer and author Rose A. Lewis explore adoption through a mother's heartfelt story of finding her daughter in China.
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Book Description:How did someone make this perfect match a world away?
This story tells how two worlds come together to create a family, from a mother's first day holding her adopted daughter in China, to the baby's first peek at her new home. Based on the author's own experience, this book is a celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316247351
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 755,878
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Rose Lewis has a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. An accomplished still photographer and an award-winning producer for WCVB-TV in Boston, she lives with her daughter in Massachusetts.
Jane Dyer is the illustrator of her own anthology,Animal Crackers; Time For Bed, by Mem Fox; Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, by Jane Yolen; Here Is My Heart: Love Poems, selected by William Jay Smith; and Blue Moon Soup: A Family Cookbook, with reciped by Gary Goss. Jane Dyer lives in Massachusetts.

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I Love You Like Crazy Cakes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
KXDsmama More than 1 year ago
Perfect story to read for our daughter we adopted from china. It is a favorite of hers and helped us begin to tell her story when she was just  15 months old. Now at 3 years, when we are headingnbackmtomchina to adopt a little sister,  our daughter is comfortable talking about the babies in the big room that need mommies and families and likewise that we need a little girl from china to complete our family. The reviewer who gave this book just 1 star was clearly looking for something else but for a couple adopting a daughter from china, this book met our criteria and is a family top pick. A side note is that my husband does wish there was a mention of a daddy in the story but the author  has written this story for her daughter not every family. Despite the absence of a father, my hubby thinks this is an age appropriate, endearing version of our daughters adoption story.
ColemanMI More than 1 year ago
I don't understand how this book got so many high ratings. It's not about a family - it's about a mother and her daughter and way too specific to one person's adoption trip - maybe a single mother adopting through the healthy program as she mentions traveling a few weeks after learning about her. Also didn't care for the mention of the birth mother at the very end - seemed like an after thought and placed in an odd place in the book. Returning this one.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
With I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES, author Rose Lewis brings to lifer her true story of adopting a baby from China. What begins as a letter to Chinese officials ends with bringing home a baby girl, to the delight of her new mother and extended family.

Jane Dyer's illustrations are soft and dreamy, and perfectly compliment the story of Rose and her daughter, Alexandra Mae-Ming Lewis. From that first time of holding her new daughter, to the first night alone back in America, the feelings of love and devotion are evident on every page.

Although this is a book sure to appeal to parents who have adopted children from other countries, specifically China, it's a great story for any child, adopted or not. In fact, my daughter was especially enamored by the book, since it was her first introduction as to what adoption truly means.

Great as a bedtime or any time story, it's no wonder that I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES is well on its way to becoming a children's classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book for young readers that pulls at the heart-strings. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't care what was inside this book. I had already fallen in love with its cover! And then more joy upon looking at the adorable illustrations and the author's simple, loving words describing her journey to China and picking up her baby girl. This is a book with few pages but volumes of enchantment and love. I am an adoptive mother, and our little girl was 4 days young when we brought her into our house. I felt the same joy Rose Lewis expressed. I especially liked Lewis's feelings for the Chinese mother who could not keep her baby. I too cried tears for our unknown birthmother and like Lewis hoped that somehow the grieving mother knew her child was safe. Even though Lewis described her love for a Chines baby, her book speaks equally well to anyone who adopts a baby anywhere in the world. I wish her book had been available when our little girl grew up. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, Author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first page this book will crawl into your soul. If you've adopted from China you'll certainly nod your head with that 'I know exactly what she means' feeling as the tears begin to form. I understand the value of teaching our daughter the 'special-ness' of her connection to us, but now I have a book that brings this memory to life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love You Like Crazy Cakes is a sure classic for every adopted family. We are in the process of adopting from China and this book brought tears to my eyes as I read it in the bookstore. A story of love and life. One not to be missed!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is beautifully written and illustrated. It is a story of love. I have a niece that was adopted from China and I am giving the book as a gift to her parents. Next to the birth of my own son, the night they came home with her was one of the most joyful experiences in my life. I believe the story is good for all children and parents, but for those who have had this experience, it is enchanting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rose Lewis opens a window to her heart that makes this book a universal story for anyone who has known a special love. She has accomplished what might seem impossible. It is not only a children's story, but an intensely personal journey that will resonate for anyone of any age who has experienced the magic of falling in love. As you read this to your children, you will think back to the moment when you first held them in your arms, looked into their eyes and forged a life-long bond. At its end you will understand the pure simplicity of true love. The book's illustrations, by Jane Dyer, alone make it worth buying. Its text will bring tears to your eye and warmth to your heart.