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Book Review and Giveaway: Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale. Ends Sept 14th

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale written by Karen Henry Clark and Illustrated by Patrice Barton

On a summer night in China, a baby girl was born. She was perfect.

So begins the story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China, who dream of a better life for their daughter, to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world, who dream of the life they can give her. A turtle, a peacock, a monkey, a panda, and some fish shepherd the baby as she floats in a basket on a moonlit, winding river into the loving arms of her new parents.

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My Review: I don’t know if you can fall in love with a book but I did when I first read Sweet Moon Baby. Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale written by Karen Henry Clark is a story of love, hope and faith. This story is about two couples, one who could barely afford to feed themselves and their new born child and the other who wants a baby. As they await the arrival of their baby girl fromChina, they set about preparing for her by planting a fruit tree to building a house with a room just for her.  Back inChina, the child is placed in a basket by her parents as they trusted the moon to guide their baby down the river. As the baby floated away she slept peacefully throughout her journey while her adoptive parents waited.

Anyone would love this book and you don’t have to be adopting a child or have an adopted child to love this book. The watercolor illustration by Patrice Barton captures every scene in the book.  A must have for all parents who are adopting and a perfect bedtime story.

 Ages: 4 -8

Pages: 32

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 Giveaway (US ONLY) – There will be ONLY 1 Winner

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Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute! So please leave a helpful comment relating to this book.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL MANDATORY RULES – Rules not followed will be deleted immediately.

(Rule 4. Winner/winners will be seleted from either the Book review comment field OR from the Author’s interview comment field.)

Mandatory:  You must leave your comments about the review in the comment field below.  Don’t forget to leave your email address for contact if you win. Also…..

Mandatory Entry: Please read the author’s interview and leave a comment also


Giveaway Ends September 14th @ 12 noon

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August 28, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. This looks like an adorable book, I woud love to read it with my niece and nephew. I have always loved watercolors. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | August 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Beautiful and meaningful book. I fimd it very interesting the angle of the books view and how it is kind of a true story

    Comment by Larissa | August 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. What a cute cover. I love stories of Love like this. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to find out about this book and Author.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | August 28, 2011 | Reply

  4. This sounds like a very sweet way to explain adoption to a young child. And even better: they can also learn about another culture!

    Comment by Cassandra | August 28, 2011 | Reply

  5. I have friends who just adopted a baby and would love to share this book with them! The cover is precious, I love the use of watercolors; it adds a very nice touch! I haven’t found any picture books about adoption, but it sounds like this one shares just the right parts of it to help explain to a young child.

    marciclark88 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Marci Clark | August 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. The illustrations are amazing. As an adoptive mom, active in the adoption community, I’d love to have (another) copy of this book to give to a friend. It’s great to engage your child in adoption conversation.

    Comment by Kelly Raudenbush | August 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. This book sounds adorable. I would love to win this giveaway for my sister who is currently going through the adoption process.

    Comment by Lauren S | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  8. What a beautifully illustrated book. I would love to give this to a friend who is trying to adopt. What a wonderful story to share.

    Comment by lisa | September 8, 2011 | Reply

  9. I would LOVE to win this book for my daughter who was born in China and joined our family when she was 8 months old. This is such a sweet book and it would be a treasure for her to have. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    Comment by Nancye Davis | September 10, 2011 | Reply

  10. Oh my. I cried reading the review! i have a dear friend who has adopted two children – two boys. The first came to him when he was 8 years old. His mother was born in Mexico and moved here when she was pregnant. She was killed when he was 2 and he spent his entire life in foster care. He just graduated high school and joined the army this past summer. The second is Navajo. He was adopted last year – he’s 16…My daughter has asked many questions about adoption. I think this a beautiful way to show children the amazing impact adoption has on all involved!

    Comment by Erin R | September 13, 2011 | Reply

  11. I left a comment on the author’s interview.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | September 14, 2011 | Reply

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