Thursday, October 17, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - Born From the Heart

I was recently invited to review a new book about adoption. If you have an adopted grandchild, child or know an adopted child, or if you, or someone you know and love, has an adopted child, Born From the Heart is a book which would make a wonderful gift!

Born From the Heart
Author Berta Serrano
Illustrator - Alfonso Serrano
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4+

Favorite Features -
  • Colorful illustrations full of joy!
  • Sweet story of love and adoption
  • Encourages conversations in families with adopted children and in families where they do not have adopted children
What a lovely, touching, heart-felt story of adoption and a child who was, born from the heart"! I have not adopted a child, but the emotions of Rose, the mom in the story, are much the same as the emotions I felt when my children and grandchildren were born. I, too, felt, "an extraordinary burst of happiness - a rainbow of colors, laughter and the most wonderful sounds." And I, too, kissed my babies - and grandbabies - "a hundred million times."

While an adoptive mom's tummy doesn't grow and grow through the pregnancy, her heart certainly does and Born From the Heart shows this in a most wonderful and delightful way! The message of an adoptive child being desired, loved and cherished is one they - and every child - needs to hear and this book shares this message in a truly beautiful way!

I am happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are 18 and older and would like to be in the drawing for Born From the Heart, which will be on November 25, 2013, please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Born From the Heart and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! 


  1. I have 3 adopted grandchildren...all adopted out of foster care. I follow on fb and email.

  2. I am an Email subscriber.

    I like you on facebook.

    I am a GFC follower.

    I +1'd on Google+.

    I follow on Google+.

    I have the perfect person in mind to gift this to. She has adopted a little baby boy and was even able to re-lactate so she can nurse him!