No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 14, 2015

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett: IMG On Trimming Roses



    Gardens do not wait. Weeds grow and flowers wilt. In the days and weeks following my father's death, my parents' garden continued to flourish and... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $16.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Child Care and Parenting- Adoption and Foster Care

More copies of this ISBN

A Mother for Choco

by

A Mother for Choco Cover

ISBN13: 9780399218415
ISBN10: 0399218416
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $10.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.

Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn't meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn't even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she's his mother-but then she starts to do just the things a mommy might do. And when she brings him home, he meets her other children-a piglet, a hippo, and an alligator-and learns that families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together.

Keiko Kasza's twist on the "Are you my mother?" theme has become one of the most highly recommended stories about adoption for children.

Synopsis:

"It has a bright charm and friendly appeal. This is a message book, but the message is one that many adoptive parents will want to share with their children".--Booklist. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Keiko Kasza was born on a small Japanese island in the Inland Sea of Japan. She grew up in a typical Japanese extended family with her parents, two brothers, and grandparents. Uncles, aunts, and cousins also lived nearby. "All the steps I took growing up were very normal," Ms. Kasza says. "The only unusual thing I did was go to college in the United States." She graduated with a degree in graphic design from California State University at Northridge. Ms. Kasza married an American, and the United States has been her home ever since.

After publishing five children's books in Japan and working as a graphic designer for fourteen years, Ms. Kasza decided in 1988 to devote her time to picture books. She says, "Having two small boys and two professions was too much to handle."

Ms. Kasza admires many great picture-book creators, such as Leo Lionni and Maurice Sendak, but says that the work of Arnold Lobel has influenced her the most. The subtle humor and warmth he created in his books continues to inspire me," she says. "I often go back to his work when I get discouraged or lose confidence."

Ms. Kasza compares the process of making a book to acting on stage under the lights:

"I become the character that I'm working on at that moment. I pretend that I'm a bird looking for a mother, or a pig trying to impress his girlfriend. When I'm acting, I'm a child myself."

Ms. Kasza's ambition is not to create a hundred books, but to "create one really good book that will be kept on the family bookshelves for generations, although a hundred really good books would be even better, of course!"

Keiko Kasza lives in Indiana with her husband and two sons.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399218415
Author:
Kasza, Keiko
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Family - Adoption
Subject:
Birds -- Fiction.
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
101-400
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.83x8.53x.40 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

Other books you might like

  1. Attaching in Adoption: Practical...
    Used Hardcover $16.50
  2. Talking with Young Children about... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the... Used Hardcover $7.95
  4. Bambini: The Italian Approach to... New Trade Paper $33.25
  5. Raising the Rainbow Generation:... Used Trade Paper $1.00
  6. Everett Anderson's 1-2-3 Used Hardcover $2.50

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Birds
Children's » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Adoption and Foster Care

A Mother for Choco Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399218415 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "It has a bright charm and friendly appeal. This is a message book, but the message is one that many adoptive parents will want to share with their children".--Booklist. Full-color illustrations.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.