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Dear Child - Cover
Dear Child
John Farrell, Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA 2008
"Dear child, / I never knew / clouds were so beautiful, / the sky so blue." So begins this lovely book in which three families (a single dad, two moms, a biracial couple) celebrate the joy their child brings to their lives. Gorgeous artwork shows the families at home, at the beach, in the city, and, finally, dropping their children off at a pre-school saying, "So wherever you go / and whatever you do / remember dear child, / my love goes with you." Joyful to read and to look at!

Ages: Infant/Toddler (0-2), Play Years (2-4)
Languages: English
Book Types: Poetry/Song, Story Book
Identity Groups: Adoptive/Foster, Gay/Lesbian, Single Parent, Non-Stereotypical Males, African American, Asian American, Bi-Racial, White/Euro-American, Multi-racial Groups
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Joy in Diversity