Red in the Flower Bed Book Review

Red in the Flower Bed
An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption
Author:  Andrea Nepa
Pages: 28 pgs
Reading Level: Children's
Published: December 12th 2008
Publisher: Tribute Books

Red in the Flower Bed is a very cute and colorful book! It is a great example of acceptance and loving people for who they are, which is something that is very important in the world today. The plot is great, especially the part where the plant drops the seed and the wind carries it to a place where it will be able to grow. I thought that was very interesting. 
I also loved the beautiful illustrations and I think kids would enjoy them as well because they help you to visualize the story even more. However, one thing I thought that could be added was a picture to symbolize the part of the story where they talk about the Sweet Pea Blossoms and Zinnias.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book

Description: The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy. 


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Andrea Nepa Bio:
Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Thank you to Nicole at Tribute books for including us in the blog Tour.


  1. Thanks for sharing RED IN THE FLOWER BED with the readers of your outstanding blog, Once Upon A Twilight. We deeply appreciate your support of the book and for participating in the blog tour.

    I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book. I know it will mean a lot to the author, Andrea Nepa.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

  2. Great assessing review. I love the wind carry the seed away as well!!

    I am participating in the tour. Here is my review:
    Great assessing review. I agree and like the word you used: acceptance.


  3. Thanks! for the great review


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