You were always in my heart : a Shaoey & Dot adoption story

by Chapman, Mary Beth.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC CHAPMAN
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC CHAPMAN

A sweet and adorable story about the blessings of adoption.

You Were Always in My Heart is an endearing tale told from the point of view of a little ladybug, Dot, who happens upon a mysterious bundle one sunny day. Dot goes with the little bundle as she is carried to the place "where babies come to be found" and promises to stay with the little one throughout her journeys toward finding a forever family.

Written by Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, this heartwarming tale is inspired by the true story of their adoption of three little girls from China and is a story of hope and faith for all families who have been blessed by a "little bundle of love."

Previously published as Shaoey & Dot: Bug Meets Bundle .

Meets national education standards.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A letter to families prefacing the story explains the authors' inspiration: "Adoption is a perfect picture of what God has done for each of us." The Chapmans' third Shaoey and Dot Adoption Story, written in four-line rhymed stanzas from the perspective of a ladybug named Dot, tells of Dot's discovery and immediate attachment to a wiggling bundle in a basket and subsequent journey with the "creature." Arriving in a room filled with "dozens of almond-shaped eyes," Dot investigates, then tells her friend, "We are where mommies and daddies come looking/ to find special babies like you!" As the story progresses, geometric patterns on baskets, quilts, curtains, and cribs give way to rounder, softer lines in Jim Chapman's illustrations, painted in hues of green, gold, and blue. Dot, adorned with antenna barrettes, different shoes for each foot, and a hat, makes a visually entertaining companion whose promise of lifelong devotion foreshadows the adoptive parents' commitment. Despite occasionally awkward rhythms ("Cause if you know anything about ladybugs,/ You know they always keep their word"), the story is emotionally stirring. Ages 4-7. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Stories in rhyme.
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Ladybugs -- Fiction.
Intercountry adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Ladybugs -- Juvenile fiction.
China -- Fiction.
China -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Nashville, Tenn. :Thomas Nelson,2013
Contributors Chapman, Steven Curtis.
Chapman, Jim, 1956- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781400322763 (hardback)
1400322766 (hardback)
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