Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Red in the Flower Bed By Andrea Nepa

Red in the Flower Bed is a insightful and whimsical children’s book creating a fun read with the singsong type of rhyme that makes for an engaging reading process. Andrea Nepa has risen to the challenge of making the confusing and unsettling process of adoption into a story of search and discovery. In a more difficult setting where the adoption is interracial, she has found just the perfect way to help an child feel comfortable in a new place surrounded with differences. This would be insightful with any adoption and not limited to interracial, I believe there is always a bit of that feeling, of not belonging, and this book, takes that difference and shows how all parts make a whole. The story, beginning with the seed being directed and finding just the best and most special place to grow, shows a love and a welcoming that is difficult to miss. The beauty of the new color coming up in a bed full of other colors all different and unique blending into a rainbow shows how each entity is of itself  unique and yet a part of the whole, creating a family. I felt the book had a light and genuine touch, making a difficult theme beautiful. You will be charmed by the prose, and the beauty of the concept is well illustrated with beautiful colors and themes, sure to capture the imagination.

Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The author is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 Buying Links
 Tribute Books Online Bookstore
 Red in the Flower Bed Website

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Tribute Books said...

Wow, Leslie - your review blew me away! I cannot thank you enough for kind words and thoughtful analysis. You are a very talented writer and insightful reviewer.

It is an honor to have RED IN THE FLOWER BED featured on Tic Toc. Thank you for sharing it with your readers and for participating in the blog tour.

Thank you so much for saying the book has a genuine feel to it. That means a lot for an author who is an adoptive mom.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the great review

Andrea Nepa said...

Thank you very much for reviewing my book.