An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her daughter.
A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family's beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.94(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.09(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write Over the Moon, her first book, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my children's favorite adoption stories. They love to reread this, ask questions and make comparisons with their own adoption stories. The author explains "waiting for the baby," "the call," and does a great job of introducing the birthmother into the discussion. Beautiful illustrations. Nice addition to the family library and to explain international adoption to other children.
I searched everywhere for an adoption story that fit our experience and this one did. There are so many wonderful stories of adoption out there, but you have to find the one that describes your journey. This story did it for us in a simple and beautiful way. The pictures and colors are delightful. I have trouble reading through it without getting teary and remembering our trip to get our daughter. Thank you for this very special story.
I bought this book for my 5-year old daughter..she LOVES it. I add her name and make it her story. The illustrations are a delight and the story so true..this could have been our tale of adoption