Mommy’s Heart Went POP! is a sweet children’s book by Christina Kyllonen and Peter Greer. Beautifully illustrated, it tells the story of a mother who waits, and waits, and waits for her child to come home to her through international adoption (although, many of the same sentiments could be applied to domestic adoption as well).
In a very simple text and format, the authors tell the story of a baby (referred to as “you”) who is found by a kind woman and carried inside. It depicts another story simultaneously going on across the globe… a family who began waiting and loving a child growing in mommy’s heart. As the mommy does daily activities with her children (brushing hair, fixing boo-boos, etc), she wonders who is taking care of “your” boo-boos (the child’s) and her heart keeps getting bigger and bigger. The story goes on as she waits, plans, and dreams for this child…all the while her heart keeps getting bigger and bigger. The story ends with the mommy and child being united and going home together.
This sweet and simple story of emotion, hope, and love resonates in all adoptive parent’s hearts, and holds true regardless of the age of the child you are adopting.
Our “little one” no longer needs a crib or diapers, and yet I think he’ll enjoy this story as I did. It explains part of the journey of “how you got here” and is age appropriate for young children.
I recommend this book to anyone adopting or anyone who knows someone that is adopting (for your own kids to help explain adoption!)
See a sneak-peak here!
You can buy it here.
**This book was sent to me in exchange for a review. As always, all thoughts are completely mine!!