Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Red In The Flower Bed by Andrea Nepa- Book Review

 

red in the flower bed cover

Red in the Flower Bed is a sweet children’s book about a seed that finally finds its home in a garden far away.  The colorful illustrations and rhyming verses make this book not only fun to read, but capture the audiences of both young and old.

The simplicity of the story opens up the door to discussions on how the seed felt being so far from home, but so loved by its new garden family. Which can then lead to the topic of Interracial adoption, which is what the author Andrea Nepa wrote the story about.

Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Theirs is a beautiful story, one that is shared by many families across the country. I believe the story of  Red in the Flower Bed is a beautiful way to introduce children to adoption, as well as a meaningful story for those families who find themselves like the garden in the story.

It would also make a great Christmas gift! You can look here to see about purchasing it.

Thank you to Andrea Nepa and Tribute Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

13 comments:

Tribute Books said...

Aww thanks, Kara for such a heartfelt review. Thank you for taking the time to share RED IN THE FLOWER BED with the readers of Eskimo Kisses and Air Hugs. We're proud to have you as part of the blog tour and we're appreciative of your support.

I love the picture of your family on your blog header. What a beautiful family!

Best wishes,
Nicole
Tribute Books

Terri Tiffany said...

It sounds like a wonderful story. I don't have children to read it to anymore but might have more grandchildren some day:)

Nancy said...

That sounds like a wonderful story. I have an adopted grandson who might enjoy it one day. I hope Leah continues in good health.

Thank you for your prayers. They mean so much.

T. Anne said...

This sounds like a fantastic book to give for Christmas! Thanx Kara!

Kara said...

Nancy, I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
T.Anne and Terri, I think it is a very sweet book. Simple, yet meaningful:)

Janna Qualman said...

What an incredible story, and the story behind it!

Thanks for this review, Kara.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Lovely.

And what a small world. I used to work in Haddonfield, NJ before I was married.

Nichole said...

Sounds like a wonderful story.
Following you from Warren B's blog! :)

Kara said...

Janna, it is an amazing story isn't it?

Jennifer, I often think what a small world it really is!

Nichole,
Thanks for stopping by and I love your blog:)

Warren Baldwin said...

I agree with the others ... sounds like a great book. Touching read, but full of very important information, too. Thanks. wb

Lazarus Lupin said...

sounds like a lovely book. Those first early stories set so important a foundation. Thank you kindly for the head's up.

Lazarus Lupin
http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/
art and review

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the great review

Andrea Nepa said...

Thank you very much for reviewing my book.

I am so appreciative of so many people leaving comments.

If anyone would like to contact me directly, I can be reached at andreanepa@tribute-books.com