A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Monday, October 21, 2019

A Crazy Much Love

I have a sweet children's book to share with you today:  A Crazy Much Love, written by Joy Jordan-Lake. 

We received a copy of A Crazy Much Love and a cute matching tote bag, in exchange for our honest review. 

My reviewer for A Crazy Much Love was Katie.  Katie is 9, and was adopted from China when she was almost 3 years old. 

Author Joy Jordon-Lake crafts a peppy tale of infant adoption.  From eager first time parents painting the nursery to school days, this is a make-you-smile story. 

Some points correlated to Katie's own adoption story, like the way we couldn't wait to get on the plane that would take us to her, and having family and friends waiting for us at the airport when we got back. 

Other things were more geared toward babies, such as first steps.  While there was a time when the majority of kids coming out of China were infants, those days are over now.  The children coming out of China are older, almost always at least 2 years old, and sometimes all the way up to 13 years old. 

I asked Katie what she thought of the book, and she said, "I like it."  She mentioned that the pictures are funny.  Sonia Sanchez illustrates A Crazy Much Love with bright, vivid, and whimsical pictures, with charming details. 

I'm pleased to add this to our collection of adoption books.  I feel it's important to give the girls access to a variety of adoption tales, since no two adoption stories are alike.  A Crazy Much Love is available on Amazon (affiliate link).  You can connect with the author on Instagram and Twitter


  1. There are so many sweet books about infant adoption . . . I'm thinking we all need some books about older adoption.

    Only that process isn't so sweet; it would be quite a challenge to make it both palatable and honest.

    1. Yeah. We have a couple books about foster care/older child adoption, but it's a really underserved population in the book world.

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    1. I think we're coming to the end of picture book days around here. :/ It's bittersweet.