If you’re looking for an inclusive and educational first introduction to a blended family book for young children, this is absolutely a great start. Scoochie & Skiddles: Scoochie’s Adoption Story by Tom Tracy follows a girl named Scoochie who is playing in the park with her friends and tells them the story of why her family looks different.
The author is able to perfectly capture the spirit of curious young children when they ask Scoochie the innocent question of why she has two dads. Scoochie’s character was incredibly well developed and I connected with her emotionally; this is due to the exquisite writing skills of the author.
This story is such an important conversation starter and easy enough for young readers to follow. Provides a lot of education on how adoption works and what different families look like. It also shows how important it is to show love and respect to our children, whether biological or not, because all children and people deserve love and family.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of adopting or has adopted. I love that this story really shows positive attention to adoption and its process, and I hope it opens people’s minds and hearts.
Scoochie & Skiddles: Scoochie’s Adoption Story is a beautifully written picture book that teaches children all about the adoption process in a language that young children can understand. It also sheds light on how all families look different, and that’s okay and a good thing. This is an amazing story for families and schools to share about diversity and acceptance.
Pages: 33 | ASIN: B09RN18H11