*Ad-gifted: We received a copy of The Blanket Bears in exchange for this post.
Earlier in the year, we reviewed a children’s book called What Wesley Wore published by Owlet Press. Today I’m back with another book The Blanket Bears from Owlet Press about adoption. What we love about these books from this publisher is that they have meaning and tackle really hard topics that are difficult and confusing for children to understand. The talented authors bring today’s issues into an approachable way for all to learn.
A book for every parent who wants their children to understand adoption.
Adoption is a key story that’s close to our hearts. Having used many storybooks to help our children understand their adoption journey, nothing seemed to cover the whole journey from the child’s perspective. After showing the book to families and professionals, it was clear this story would be perfect for those adoptive families with younger children, as a soft and sensitive warm up to life story work. This way they can understand the concept of adoption first, making it easier for parents to help them understand their own life story.
Endorsed by Adoption UK, recommended by clinical psychologists. Told through the eyes of two little bears who go on a ‘typical’ adoption journey, their happy ending is important for children going through their own journeys to have hope and also for friends, families, and schools to understand their journeys better.
The Blanket Bears written by an adoptive dad, are two adorable little bears who are placed into foster care by their care worker. It doesn’t go into why they have been removed from their situation, but it follows their journey of being placed in foster care then adopted into their “forever home”.
I love the concept of the blankets made for the bears to help them feel safe and warm.
The illustrations are beautifully drawn and show the bear’s emotions and body language perfectly.
The Blanket Bears has approached this difficult sensitive topic with care and ease.
The only experience I have with adoption is hearing the other side of adoption from the parent point of view. A work colleague of mine went through the adoption process to welcome a son into her family. It was a lovely thing to hear and see how happy they all were when it was completed.
Title: The Blanket Bears
Author: Samuel Langley-Swain
Illustrator: Ashlee Spink
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