Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Review #1371 Made in China by Vanita Oelschlager

Book Review #1371
Made in China by Vanita Oelschlager, ilustrated by Kristin Blackwood
Rating: two stars (out of four)

The sentiments of this story were very sweet. Though I did wonder why the older girl mocked this adopted girl for being "made in china" - that seemed unnaturally cruel. But children are often cruel to people who are different from them. This concept of being "made in china" was turned around by her parents, who used it as a means to explain how much they loved their daughter. It was meant to show the unconditional love parents have for their children, regardless of where they come from. The illustrations were nice; there were a couple of pages I particularly liked because of the chunky graphics and color striations. I might recommend to people who like adoption stories.

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