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Book Review: Red in the Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption

We're blessed with two biological children but I always think if at some point in our lives whether we can adopt.  If we were not able to have children of our own there would be no doubt that I would adopt although I know from friends adoption is a long, expensive and draining drawn out process but definetely with wonderful experience and outcome after all said and done.

When Tribute Books approached me to review Red in the Flower Bed, I said yes immediately as this would be a book that I could read with my children.  Red in the Flower Bed by Andrea Napa is an illustrated story book about interracial adoption.  The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower seed who is sent to a new place to flourish and is welcomed into a garden family of other flowers.  We enjoyed this simple yet meaningful story with homespun complementary illustrations.  I took the time to explain the words and the pictures since it is written in way that there is not a direct link to interracial adoption as such.  You can take this story to new levels depending on your home situation and age of your children. 

Here is the video to the book:

About the Author

Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: “For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places.” In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Tribute Books said:

Angela, thank you very much for your review of RED IN THE FLOWER BED and for sharing the book with the readers of The Freebie Junkie. We appreciate your support and are proud to have you as a participant on the blog tour.

I really liked how you mentioned that the book is open-ended. Parents can go as deep as they'd like with the theme of adoption depending on the child's age level. You're right on the money about that.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books

Anonymous said:

Thanks! for the great review

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