Friday, March 7, 2008

Adoption Book Giveaway

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
Author: Rose A. Lewis, Jane Dyer
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers

Book Description

Mother-love is profound, however a baby comes into a woman's life. For Rose Lewis, the journey to motherhood begins with a letter to Chinese officials,asking if she can adopt from the "big room with lots of other babies." The infants in that room in China are each missing a mother, but Lewis is missing something, too--a baby. She travels to China to meet her new little girl and falls head over heels in love. Taking her baby home to America, Lewis introduces her to all her family and friends, and they begin their life together. A touching love story, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes will warm the cockles of any new parent's heart, especially those who have recently adopted a child.It's an ideal story for lap-time reading, and will inspire parents and kids to talk about their own first "meetings," whether at birth or in an adoption agency. Jane Dyer, illustrator of the bestselling Time for Bed by Mem Fox, Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt, and many other marvelous picture books, uses a pastel palette of watercolors to capture the tender moments between the American mom and her rosy-cheeked Chinese baby. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

Card catalog description

A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.

About the Author

"Rose Lewis has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. An accomplished still photographer and an award-winning producer for WCVB-TV in Boston, she lives with her daughter in Massachusetts.

Jane Dyer is the illustrator of her own anthology, ANIMAL CRACKERS, TIME FOR BED, by Mem Fox; CHILD OF FAERIE, CHILD OF EARTH, by Jane Yolen; HERE IS MY HEART: LOVE POEMS, selected by William Jay Smith; and BLUE MOON SOUP: A FAMILY COOKBOOK, with recipes by Gary Goss. Jane Dyer lives in Massachusetts."


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