La Vida Buena
October 12, 2011
Red in the Flower Bed Blog Tour
Red in the Flower Bed, written by Andrea Nepa is one of the most beautiful, well written children's stories I have ever read. MY daughter and I had the privilege of reading this one evening together, and when we were done, we sat in a silence, just thinking about the book.
Every child grows up wondering why they look different, why their hair is different than others in their family, why their skin color might not be a perfect match. Most time, we can explain this by simply saying "you are a mix of mommy and daddy"
The author of this book Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. Anyone who has gone through adoption knows the journey a child must take, not only to enter a new family(in the story's case a seed journeys to a new flower bed) but when that child has settled, they might not look like the all the other members of their family. The book goes on to show that even if you are different, you still complete your families rainbow, and are just what the family needed.
This is such a well written, simple story with so much meaning to it. I would recommend this to be on every child's bookshelf.
If you are interested in buying this story, please visit Tribute Books
To read more about Andrea and her family, you can visit her facebook page.