Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday . It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it has a special meaning to me.
Theme/Topic – Adoption and Birth Stories
Opening and Synopsis – “Tell Me again about the night I was born. Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms and called me your baby sweet. Tell me again how you cried happy tears.” (this isn’t the opening quote but it tells about the story better)
In “Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born,” a little girl’s parents tell her about her birth story. They have told her the story many times but she wants to hear it again and again. It is an important story to her that tells how her family became a family.
Activities and Resources – I have a scrap-book with my birth story in it. I think anyone can make a family tree or birth / adoption / foster story scrapbook because everyone’s story is different and you don’t have to be adopted to make one. There are tips for making adoption stories from Adoptive Families HERE . There is great information about adoption at the National Adoption Center HERE .
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Why I like this book. I like this book for a couple of reasons. For one, I am adopted! My parents made an adoption story for me and I really like to read it and have my parents tell me about my story. My story is different from the one in the book, but I don’t think it matters, I still like the book. Secondly, the book shows how important every birth story is. Thirdly, I like the illustrations, they are pretty funny. Finally, I like this book because it has a good message.