Talking about adoption, birthparents, abandonment, race, and China with my kids. That's not all we talk about -- but reading this blog, you'll think it's all we do!!!!!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Maya's Book Review
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Review by MAYA (dictated by Maya, typed by mama)
What the Book is About: A little yellow bird who was looking for a mommy. He met a giraffe (that's your favorite animal, Mama!), and asked if she was his mother since she was yellow like him. But she said no, since she didn't have wings. Other animals said they couldn't be his mother since they didn't look like him. Choco was sad and cried. Mrs. Bear heard him and hugged him and kissed him and cheered him up just like a mommy would. But Choco thought Mrs. Bear couldn't be his mom since she didn't have striped feet or puffy cheeks or wings like him, and she wasn't yellow. But when he met her other kids -- Piggy, Ally the alligator, and Hippy the hippo -- he was happy that Mrs. Bear was his new mommy.
What I Liked About the Book: that Choco found a mommy.
What I Didn't Like About the Book: that the other animals didn't want to be Choco's mommy. They're mean, aren't they?
How the Book Helped Me: Choco found a mommy, and it didn't matter that she didn't look like him.