We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
In a kid-friendly, accessible way, We Belong Together explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family.
Popular author-illustrator Todd Parr illustrates the rewards of family ties in this heartfelt, supportive book geared toward adopted children and their parents. In each double-page spread, Parr completes the phrase "We belong together because . . ." with poignant explanations that touch upon basic, tangible needs ("You needed a home . . . and I had one to share"), as well as emotional ones: "You needed someone to say 'I love you' . . . and we had love to give. Now we all have someone to kiss goodnight."
As in Parr's The Family Book, cheerful, friendly artwork, with thickly outlined forms and characters and a bold rainbow palette, inclusively depicts an array of children and families--including one with a single parent and one with two dads--and emphasizes the rewards of adoption for adults and children alike. Apart from the subtitle, the text never uses the word "adoption," nor refers to the adoption process, keeping the focus squarely on the universal joys of sharing hearth and heart.
Why We Love This Gift: We love that the message of this book is one of encompassing family love. Because families grow based on love. Perfect read for the very young child.
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