Today’s Tapestry Books Adoption Book of the Day is ” ABC Adoption & Me” by Gayle Swift with Casey Swift.
An adoptive coach/mother wrote this award-winning picture book with her now-adult daughter. It captures the child’s perspective and explores the spectrum of adoption. One adoptee commented: “This shows adoption from the kid’s side and made me feel normal.” Using the familiar concept of the ABCs, it helps children explore complicated material. ABC makes it easy to talk about the serious and often difficult parts of adoption. The book helps raise a family’s “AQ” (Adoption-attuned Quotient) and make a healthy adoption dialog a normal and safe topic, one parents need not dread or avoid. This conversational give and take benefits child and parents as they come to understand how adoption shapes their family.
Younger readers will respond to the cartoon-like illustrations. Older readers will appreciate the nuances suggested by the text. ABC is a book that can grow with a child. With maturity, deeper meanings will emerge. This amazing book also includes a parent guide!
Thank you Gayle Swift for this great review!
If you are interested in this “ABC Adoption & Me,” you can order it at Tapestry Books