Gr 3-5 Mario wonders how he fits into his adoptive family. His situation dif fers from that of many adopted children in that his birth mother and adoptive parents got to know each other before his adoption. Typical questions asked by adopted children regarding birth parents and personal identity are dealt with briefly. Pages of information for adults to use with a child are inter spersed throughout the text. The plot itself is not compelling and functions as a barely adequate framework for the in formation. Unattractive, somewhat amateurish illustrations and long, con voluted sentences limit the book's ap peal. A unique feature of the book is its attempt to answer the question of adop tion from a Christian viewpoint. Mar io's adoption into his family is com pared to the adoption of Christians into the family of God. Church school li braries may want to consider this. Marguerite F. Raybould, Glendale Public Library, Calif.