Friday, November 2, 2012

"Once Upon A Baby" by Shari Guess (Blog Tour)

Once Upon a Baby: A Tale of AdoptionOnce Upon a Baby: A Tale of Adoption by Shari Guess
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review
Genre:  LDS picture book

Book Description:  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 prayers of both birth 
and adoptive parents are gently and lovingly portrayed in this
tender story of the ultimate "Happily ever after."

My thoughts:  I liked the approach that Shari Guess took to explaining to a child about adoption. It describes the longing that prospective parents have in wanting a child. I love the terminology as a birth mother as a "tummy mother". I think it helps to simplify the complexity of birth vs adoptive parents and offers a new way of explanation.

The book takes an LDS approach to families and the belief that families can be together for eternity.  I loved the illustrations.  They are simple, yet beautiful.  They do well at portraying the emotions and illustrating the story.

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.

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Follow the Tour:
November 1st
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

November 2nd
Peace from Pieces - Interview

Bookworm Lisa - Review

November 3rd
Cuzinlogic - Guest Post

November 4th

Sweeping Me - Guest Post

November 5th
Book Readers - Interview

November 6th
November 7th
Maria Hoagland, LDS Author - Interview & Review

LDSWBR - Review

November 8th
Promiscuous Diva - Interview, Guest Post or Tens List

Wanted Readers - Interview & Review

November 9th
Tribute Books Reviews - Interview

November 10th

November 11th

3PsinaPod - Guest Post & Review

November 12th
Why Not? Because I Said So - Tens List & Review

Joan Sowards - Interview

November 13th
MK McClintock - Interview & Review

November 14th

Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post

November 15th
Freda's Voice - Review

November 16th

My Book a Day- Guest Post

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