Sunday, December 27, 2015
Review: Love's Complete
I have a great appreciation for people who try to explain adoption to children. Which is exactly what the book Love's Complete by Teresa Travous Hull was intended to do.
This children's e-book has 32 pages which targets preschool or elementary school readers. There is no violence or scary scenes and the message is pretty accurate. But overall I felt like it was sort of "thrown together." The images were just so-so, and the rhyming and wording truly felt like something that I might pull off just sitting in my house one afternoon.
I think the author did a good job sharing the overall message of how adoptions through Russia work. In December of 1991, the USSR dissolved into fifteen states, and when Russia became independent in 1992, Americans were able to begin adopting from this country. Since then, 60,000 children have joined American families. This book was designed to show what this journey looks like for families, and as I mentioned previously, it did this accurately.
But I just found the rhyming a bit off and the pictures a bit average. Everything about the book felt average to me, and I truly think there might be better options for parents of children adopted from Russia.
Booklookbloggers.com provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.