Thursday, May 28, 2009

Waiting for You

Waiting for You
written and illustrated by Kelly Frederick Mizer
Language: English, c2008
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Ages: 2-6
Summary: Waiting for you is about anticipation, love, and family. Gorgeous, full color illustrations depict the small, but precious moments that take place before any new child makes their grand entrance for the very first time. The story acknowledges that even though families form different ways and certainly don't all look alike, the one thing they share is waiting. This is a great for children of all ages, and is particularly nice to read to big sisters and brothers as they eagerly look forward to meeting their new sibling. The text is also a nice way for parents to begin discussions about adoption, surrogacy, and birth.
Review: This is a simple story about waiting for a child to come into your life even long before you’re ready to have one. It elicits a feeling that no matter how a child is conceived and arrives in a family (via growing inside the mother or having to travel to another country), that child was meant to be in that family. Every family has one thing in common––waiting for their child. It’s included here because it touches on the fact that not all babies come from inside their mothers. Excellent illustrations.  

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