Welcome to the Blog Tour for Once Upon a Baby: A Tale of Adoption by Shari Guess!November is National Adoption Awareness Month. I am honored to be today's tour host and share with you my thoughts on this great children's picture book. Read on for a synopsis of the book, my review, author bio and a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! You may follow the rest of this tour here.
Once Upon a Baby: A Tale of Adoption by Shari Guess
A heartwarming tale of LDS Adoption. Follow a child's journey from the Pre-existence to his family's home on Earth. The divine guidance of the Savior, along with the love and prayers of both birth and adoptive parents are gently and lovingly portrayed in this tender story of the ultimate "Happily ever after".
"Shari Guess has written a "must read" for every LDS family. She made a relevant issue for our time seem simple, yet to the heart." ~Brenton G. Yorgason, PhD
"I cried grateful tears to finally find a book for our children that explains their unique place within our family in a spiritual way." ~Nancy Reynolds, CA
Although adoption is not a topic likely to come up in our family conversation, I do have friends who have adopted orphans and who have discussed with me their issues and concerns. This book is a super easy and pleasant read. It not only helps children to understand the distinction as well as connection between biological and adoptive parents, but also enlightens people like me, who used to think it best to avoid talking about adoption with children who are adopted.
While the book is geared toward children affected by adoption, it can be educational for everyone, offering a simple yet creative illustration of a complex process. Written by someone with first-hand experience, the book is an excellent primer for all those who are interested in exploring the world of (open) adoption.
Author Shari Guess
SHARI GUESS is a proud, first-time children’s book author and lives in rural North Texas where she is “Mom” to her beloved 9-year-old adopted son, Garrett. Happily married to her husband Walter for going on 13 years they share their cabin-in-the-woods with a small herd of Great Danes and farm animals. Shari is currently a part-time real estate agent and property manager and prior to marriage worked for over a decade in the music business, spanning from Los Angeles to Nashville. She wore many hats as a journalist and publicist representing multiple recording artists, magazines and music publishing companies, along with being a part-time performing artist and songwriter. Her hobbies include choral, Americana and rock music, martial arts, photography, travel and anything in the mountains.
One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card & copy of the book!
A second winner will receive a copy of the book.
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