Saturday, June 29, 2013

All Bears Need Love: Book Review

I actually won something! I was tickled that I did and when I told my three year old daughter that I had won her a new book, she was tickled too. It is titled All Bears Need Love, By: Tanya Valentine. Daphne looked forward to the mail everyday until it arrived. Adorable.

All Bears Need Love, By: Tanya Valentine
We, of course, had to read it right away. Daphne has a thing for bears, so it was pretty perfect. It is a very touching story that all children will love. It is so simply put and yet deeply moving to an adult, like myself, at the same time. I must admit that the last page gave me goosebumps on my arms. I love when something beautiful makes that happen; a song or a voice, a special moment in a movie or even a darling childrens' book. Daphne has had me read it to her every night before bed since it arrived.

I won't give the story away. I will say, from what I have read, that the author wrote this book after adopting her son. Following the adoption, there were so many questions and opinions thrown her way, by so many different people, that this book was her answer, both to her beautiful son and to the rest of the world. Knowing this makes the book that much more special to me.

I have not adopted a child, but I have always thought about it. Now that I have five children and a husband who was raised as an only child, I probably won't. But, I wouldn't say never...just yet. (Although, I would love to be a fly on the wall to see my hubby's face when he reads that part. Ha!) I remember when I was pregnant with my second child, all those years ago, thinking and worrying about how I could possibly love another child nearly as much as I loved my oldest son. I was scared about having to share my love and that I did not want either of my babies to suffer or feel like there was not enough love to go around. I soon learned that those fears were just plain silly. My heart has expanded to encompass all of my children, none more or less than the others. My love has grown by leaps and bounds with each new addition to our family. All my bears are loved.

I hope you get a chance to check out this great new book. There are many places you can pick up a copy for a child in your world. 



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