Saturday, October 3, 2009
Jamie Lee Curtis is a famous actress but were you aware that she wrote children's stories? She wrote the book, "Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born". Jamie Lee Curtis approached this book from the adoptive side of things. She has adopted both of her children.
When a child, whether adopted or natural, asks you about how they were born. They want to know all of the details. How small they were. How you felt when you first held or saw them. And many other things. In this book, I was able to explain to Faith how we felt. I was able to adjust it to what happened with her. I dreamed of the moment that Faith would come into our lives. This book is so close to the actual experience that. It even talks about the excitement of when the phone rings to tell you it is happening. It is written in such a format that a small child could understand. You can feel the magic of the experience when you are reading it. Faith loves this book. She said that it was as if the author was speaking to her. She just learned what an author was last week at school.
The illustrations are vivid and happy, enriching the text and adding to the festive atmosphere. This book is about belonging to a family. It celebrates adoption. It's specifically good for out-of-town parents but its great for any kind of adoption. You just have to explain how it fits your situation. This book is a wonderful way to introduce the idea of adoption to your child.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is adopted, is an adoptive parent, or wants to talk to children about adoption.
Note: This is only my opinion. No one paid me to write about it.
Posted by HeartsMakeFamilies