Children’s Book Review Motherbridge of Love

[ 2 ] May 3, 2010 |

moz-screenshot-1Motherbridge of Love” is an anonymously written Chinese poem that’s illustrated by Josee Massee. It links a child, a child’s birth mother and the child’s adoptive mother. The poem is lovely and heart-filled and shows the importance of both women in an adopted child’s life. Turned into a book in 2007, the story begins, “Two different lives shaped to make you one. One become your guiding star, the other became your sun.” Josee Massee uses soft, earth-tone watercolors to create a peaceful story. She connects the child’s lives by painting pictures of two mothers connected by a little girl.

The Details:

Motherbridge of Love
Illustrated by Josee Massee
Barefoot Books
Hardcover $16.99

Marcia Maynard is a former teacher and reading specialist. She blogs about preschool activities at

Category: books / stories, kids, moms, preschool

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Wendy says:

    Thank you for this post and for the one above it. I am an adoptive mom as well as a current foster mom (this month is also National Foster Care Month). I own this book and it is wonderful to read to my son. Adoption is something to be celebrated! Thank you!

  2. Marcia M. Fowler Marcia says:

    Thank you for the comment, Wendy. Although my son is too young to understand the story, I still read it to him.

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