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THE DAY WE MET YOU

Author: Phoebe Koehler

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens, ©1997, reprint

Material: paperback

Summary: Two parents describe all of the things they did and all the help they received to create a loving home for their child., whether adopted or natural. The book describes the process of getting ready for a baby to come home.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 0 to 3

Age of Child: Started reading with 1-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He likes the illustrations and will usually stop her wanderings when this one is read.

Adult Reader Reaction: It's a little simplistic. We like it because its inclusive of how EVERYONE contributes to sharing love with a child, not just the parents.

Pros: Although pegged as an adoption book, it really describes how all parents feel and the things they do to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. The pastel watercolor illustrations are warm and soothing.

Cons: It may be TOO simple in trying to introduce the concept of adoption.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow it. It's a nice one to cycle periodically when you want to begin talking about adoption, but has little long-term utility.

If You Liked This Book, Try: TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN   BEGINNINGS, HOW FAMILIES COME TO BE   TWO BIRTHDAYS FOR BETH

Educational Themes: A simple way to introduce that we love our children even before we meet them.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - adoption, family

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003, June 2005

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