Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 47: A Mother for Choco

This adorable story of motherly love was recommended by Jenny Remley Whittaker.  (I just love getting great new suggestions from facebook friends or followers of the blog.  Thanks, Jenny!)  We brought this book home after our recent library visit, and my son just loves reading it.  I can tell he loves a story when he becomes one of the characters, and before we even finished reading it for the first time, he was flapping his wings and pretending to be Choco.  Choco is a lonely little bird in search of a mother.  He seeks out several animals who he thinks look like him, but each time, is sent on his way to continue his search.  In the end, it is a very unlikely mother -- Mrs. Bear -- who brings him into her family and shows him that the only common trait parents and children need to have in common is love.   A charming story of adoption, diversity, acceptance, and unconditional love, I think this is a wonderful story for children of all backgrounds.  While it might resonate most with adopted or foster children, all kids can learn from the book's message that parents, children, brothers, sisters, and relatives needn't look alike to be a family.


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