☆ Wonderful You: An Adoption Story || ☆ PDF Download by Ú Lauren McLaughlin Meilo So

By Lauren McLaughlin Meilo So | Comments: ( 245 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

A heartwarming tale about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that s perfect for all types of families A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby s transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child s birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family WeA heartwarming tale about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that s perfect for all types of families A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby s transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child s birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family We follow a mother s journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy.An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her family s own fairy tale, and Meilo So s ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience.


  • Title: Wonderful You: An Adoption Story
  • Author: Lauren McLaughlin Meilo So
  • ISBN: 9780553510010
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Lauren McLaughlin Meilo So

I grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts After college and a brief flirtation with anthropology I spent ten years in the film business as both a screenwriter Hypercube, Prisoner of Love, Specimen and producer American Psycho, Buffalo 66, Vig, Stag, and others before turning my attention to novels I am the author of the teen novels, The Free, Cycler, Re Cycler, and Scored, as well as the children s picture book series, Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective My second picture book, Wonderful You, comes out in April 2017.



Comments Wonderful You: An Adoption Story

  • Rebekah McGee

    I loved this book! It's really different from other adoption books. It honors birth mom's choice and there's a beautiful illustration at the end where she's watching over the family as they make memories. It would be a great gift for families going through the domestic adoption process. As with any adoption story, this book only shares certain aspects. I often read heavy critiques of adoption books for kids, but not every kids book can address all types of adoptions or all of the highs and lows [...]


  • Stacie

    I know so many wonderful families who have adopted children. Whether they were adopted from a foreign country, from here in the US, as older children or as babies, or after fostering them, every adoption story is different. But, the common theme in all of these stories is that these children were wanted, hoped for, prayed for, and loved.There are so many books on children's birth and joining the family, but it is harder to find books for children to hear their adoption story. McLaughlin uses lyr [...]


  • Kim

    Lauren McLaughlin's text is an ideal read aloud singsong for toddlers, full of welcome and hope, but it's Meilo So's pictures that make Wonderful You so delightful. Melding serene blues with pops of orange, lime, and pink, the characters and landscapes float across the pages like Chagall paintings, anchoring this fairy tale of an adoption story in a dreamy everyday world ripe with possibility.


  • Kristi Bernard

    A lady in blue has a baby bump. She needs to find a perfect home for the little one very soon. The blue lady looked everywhere for the perfect couple. When she finally found the perfect home, the couple had been preparing and waiting for her arrival. The couple had plenty of love, a wonderful room and a soft teddy bear. When the blue lady delivered a little girl she watched over her and the couple took excellent care of her.Author Lauren McLaughlin has created a gentle story that is perfect for [...]


  • Mary

    This is the story of a baby delivered by the Lady in Blue to parents who will care for the baby forever more. There are no sharp lines in any of the illustrations in this book and it rhymes in a singsongy way, preparing the reader for bed. Families with adopted children (Caucasian) will find a recognizable character in this story.


  • Lisa

    A very sweet picture book about adoption. The illustrations and message is so nice and lovely. I am sure that families will find this is a great book to share about this topic.


  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    A beautifully written poem with illustrations that are gorgeous. Wonderful You is a moving story about adoption, that is sure to give the reader the feels. This story is one that touched my heart deeply and made a lasting impression. I gave this book to my friends who are going through the adoption process and I hope they love it and find the words comforting.


  • Barbara

    Breathtaking and imaginative illustrations accompany this sweet fairy tale about how a child came to join her adoptive parents. The story is told by the child's parents who describe how her birth mother, a woman in blue, searched high and low for just the right family for her. When she finds them, they make promises to love her unconditionally and have many adventures with her. Perfect for sharing with little ones since it celebrates a family's love for one another and provides reassurance that [...]


  • Edward Sullivan

    Adoption story told as fairy tale. Lovely illustrations by Meilo So.


  • Beth

    ARC supplied by publisher via Edelweiss


  • Cindy Hudson

    “In a faraway land lived a lady in blue with a babe in her tummy named Wonderful You.” So starts Lauren McLaughlin’s adoption story picture book called Wonderful You. The story goes on to describe how the woman in blue searched far and wide to find a home for her baby that was loving and kind. The parents are overjoyed to be chosen, telling the baby “We already love you. We promise we’re ready.”Meilo So’s illustrations have a fairy-tale quality, with characters depicted as floating [...]


  • A Allen

    This book has a very dream-like feel to it with flying parents and all. I was hoping for something more realistic. There are also many parts in this book that I would change if I was sharing it with my family, such as changing every instance of "girl" to "child" and changing "your father and me" to something less heteronormative.


  • Katie

    It's nice. The pictures are lovely, and the subject is important. Text can be a little clunky at times, but is mostly fine. Shame about the decision to make everyone Caucasian. Given the author photo with her daughter, they are not an all-white family, and goodness knows how few picture books there are that feature multi-racial families. This would have been a good opportunity for that.


  • Ed

    Well illustrated, and a cute poem/picture book. Considering I generally despise rhyming picture books that aren't from Dr. Seuss, I quite enjoyed this one. Cute without being cloying, and bright, vibrant illustrations.


  • Laine

    not a whole lot of factual things in this about adoption but that's ok because it has a whole lotta feelings about adoption instead. the illustrations were loose and gestural, very very colourful. the sense of movement and joy in each page is really something. 3.5 stars


  • ReadRibbet

    Told in a lyrical verse, Wonderful You offers a story about the process of adoption as a mother searches for a family for her baby girl. It celebrates the love adoptive parents have for their children. It might be a good book to share with a wondering child or as a gift for an anticipating family.


  • Amy

    Lovely.


  • Sally

    Sweet story with beautiful, dreamy illustrations.


  • Kara

    A sweet bedtime story for adoptive families with a pleasing palette in its water color illustrations. The adoptive parents are depicted as heterosexual.


  • Donna Mork

    Cute story about a lady having a baby and searching the world to find the perfect home. She finds a couple and they promise to love forever this "wonderful you" she brought them.


  • Ann Santori

    I really like the sentiment and it's a great fiction addition to a library's adoption/non-traditional families collection, but the illustrations aren't to my particular taste.


  • Pam Schwartz

    A very sweet adoption story narrated by loving parents who've just adopted a baby girl. It would be a wonderful gift to adoptive parents when accompanied by a stuffed teddy (named Boo).


  • Christine Turner

    A heartwarming tale about adoption, diversity, and acceptance. A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby's transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents. This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child's birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mother's journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process t [...]


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