Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Tour: Red In The Flower Bed by Andrea Nepa

  • Publisher: Tribute Books (December 12, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0981461999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461991
  • Author and illustrator: Andrea Nepa

I just finished reading Red in The Flower Bed. It's is an excellent book for children ages four to eight, that tells an adoption story that any child will love. Red In The Flower bed is a story that will help children understand adoption through poems and colorful pictures. My daughter and I both loved this book.

The book tells the story of a seed that is transported to a new flower bed (family). The seed grows into a flower that is very unlike the other flowers in the bed, yet a perfect fit. The flowers are a family of many colors that all blend together into a beautiful group that is so loved by each other.

The illustrations are bold and beautiful. The colors pop out and go along well with the story. My daughter enjoyed pointing out the different hues of the flowers as we read this.

I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to teach their children about adoption or who have an adopted child. This book was a great opener to discussing how some children are adopted.

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.

You can learn more about Red In The Flower Bed Here

You can buy Red In The Flower Bed Here

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Stephanie, I'm so glad that you enjoyed Andrea's book and for recommending it as a way parents can explain adoption to their children.