for Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon and Julie Paschkis
The lyrics to a children's song from John McCutcheon's album Family Garden provide the upbeat text for this picture book. The expressive paintings suggest a folk art style and show the family as a white mother and father who adopt an Asian child. Other family structures that appear in the book include an African-American single father and a white lesbian couple. (Ages 3-6)
CCBC Choices 1996. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996. Used with permission.
This adaptation of McCutcheon's song commemorates the day when a child joins an adoptive family. Complete with musical notation, these verses reassure adopted children they are special. Full-color illustrations.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.