A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby's transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents.
This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child's birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mother's journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy.
An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her family's own fairy tale, and Meilo So's ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience.
I grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts. After college and a brief flirtation with anthropology I spent ten years in the film business as both a screenwriter (Hypercube, Prisoner of Love, Specimen) and producer (American Psycho, Buffalo '66, Vig, Stag, and others) before turning my attention to novels. I am the author of the teen novels, The Free, Cycler, (Re)Cycler, and Scored, as well as the children's picture book series, Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective. My second picture book, Wonderful You, comes out in April 2017.
A beautifully written poem with illustrations that are gorgeous. Wonderful You is a moving story about adoption, that is sure to give the reader the feels. This story is one that touched my heart deeply and made a lasting impression. I gave this book to my friends who are going through the adoption process and I hope they love it and find the words comforting.