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The Year Of The Baby (2013)

by Andrea Cheng(Favorite Author)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 3
0547910673 (ISBN13: 9780547910673)
HMH Books for Young Readers
Anna Wang
review 1: A very sweet little middle grade novel covering a subject I've NEVER before encountered in children's fiction: an Asian American family adopting a girl from China. Personally, I haven't met an Asian family with adopted children, so I was very curious to read this book and learn what it might be like from the inside. I enjoyed how honest and unadorned the writing-voice/style and the way the author approaches ambiguous and difficult to handle topics(i.e. racism, learning difficulties, and the ways girls sometimes treat one another) with curiosity instead of with fear/escapism. So I applaud author Andrea Cheng, and I also appreciated the work of illustrator Patricia Barton whose adorable, depictions helped softens the edges. Bravo, ladies. I'm looking forward to reading the n... moreext installment.
review 2: A delightful realistic story about a Chinese American family who adopts a baby girl from China. But the baby is not thriving, in fact, she's losing weight. Anna and her friends decide to help and their project becomes a science fair project with the hypothesis that singing songs will help Kaylee gain weight. The variables are Chinese songs and English songs. Great way to show how science is important in our lives. less
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I like this book because it reminds me of the fist on! The year of the book!
3.5 stars. A totally different feel from book one, but still cute.
very sweet. I may have liked it even more than the first book.
Love the character, stories, and writing.
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