SMS Book Reviews,
February 2, 2010
Book Review - Red in the Flower Bed
First of all I'd say this book is perfect for ages 3-8. The younger children may not understand what interracial adoption means but they'd still enjoy the story. The way the story relates to interracial adoption is not obvious. What I mean is that if you weren't told of the connection, you wouldn't figure it out. This book could easily be used as an explanation of how a seed grows into a flower and nothing more.
The pictures seem to be done by putting together pieces of fabric cut into certain shapes. Many different prints are used and they all work well together. The pictures make up the background and the text is printed on top.
The text is in rhyme which makes it flow better. I think it's a really cute book.