PHEW! What a week! I totally blew past my blog schedule limit (sorry mom and dad)! Instead of posting just 3 days this week, I ended up posting on almost all of the days! This was the first week off of school and I had some posts to catch up on (but I did)! I will have to tweak my schedule a little bit because PPBF is going on a Summer Hiatus. So sadly, this will be the last PPBF post until September 7th. I will resume my Monday, Wednesday (only Thursday if someone sends something in) and Friday post schedule on
Saturday (wait, I still need to post the review I bumped this past Monday for my black belt news) Sunday (Nope. Father’s Day. Gotta say happy father’s day) MONDAY (and I mean it! ).
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a cute story about being adopted (a subject very important to me) and being loved (another subject important to me ).
Sweet Moon Baby
By Karen Henry Clark
Illustrated by Patrice Barton
32 pages – ages 5 and up
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on November 9, 2010
Theme/Topic – Adoption
Opening and Synopsis –
“On a summer night in China, a baby girl was born. She was perfect.”
A little girl was born on a summer’s night in China. Her parents were poor and they wanted her to have so many things that they couldn’t give her. The little girl’s parents made the decision to set their little girl sailing in a basket and they trusted that “only good things will happen” to her. The little girl goes on a long but peaceful journey. On the other side of the world a husband and wife wait for a daughter and the little girl finds her way to them.
Why I liked this book – I thought this book had a really cute story. It is more of a fairy tale about an adoption (not a re-telling of an adoption story) and I really like that. I think the story idea is really different (it being a fantasy tale about adoption). I think it would make a great bed time story for any kid! The author wrote the book for her daughter who she adopted from China. The illustrations in the book are excellent! I loved seeing the little girl floating in her basket!
Pictures from Patrice Barton’s website (click HERE to get there)
Activities and Resources –
I thought it would be cool to make a map of the journey you took (for adoptive parents or kids) when you were adopted. I found world map coloring pages HERE and North America coloring maps HERE.I think it would be fun for kids to see how far, what route, and what stops there was during the adoption. I like hearing how my parents had to drive all night long Christmas Eve out to Ohio when I was born (For those of you who do not know, I am adopted ) I think I am going to make a map!
You can learn more about adoption at the National Adoption Center (click HERE).
Check out the book’s trailer!