I received this book on adoption to review:
Adopted Ed by Darren Maddern
This was a great little story about Ed, who learns he was adopted. His parents are honest and open about it and you can't help but love big-blue-eyed Ed as he works through his feelings about it. He does meet up with some school bullies and he smartly deals with them in a way that works quite well!
This is a really cute story with great illustrations. It's a new author, one who was adopted himself and he writes this from the heart. Yay for new authors and yay for stories with a purpose!
The only thing Andrew and I thought was a bit much was the picture of a baby Ed in the womb....however, we are prude Americans and that might just be how we are, that doesn't make it right or wrong. And the bully scene in the book might be a little strong of a topic for really young kids, but life is full of bullies, right? This age is geared towards 9-12 year olds so they might be old enough to deal with the bully scene just fine regardless. I think this book would be interesting to kids, not just those who have been adopted but for all kids-as it introduces the idea that being adopted doesn't make you different or weird.
I think this is a great story and if you are interested in owning this book, let me know in the comments and I'll pick a random comment on Dec 15th and mail you the book. I think you'll like it!
I received this book (and a real note from the author) via the One2One Network.