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Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Crazy-Much Love Blog Tour (review and giveaway)

A Crazy-Much Love 
By Joy Jordan-Lake 
Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez 
September 17, 2019 
Two Lions 

“How MUCH is the crazy-much love?” This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow. From the child’s first bath and first time riding a tricycle, all the way to her boarding that big yellow bus, the crazy-much love grows SO MUCH that it spills out the windows and busts down the doors. A warm, lyrical celebration of the deep love parents hold for their children, and a comforting message for kids about how there can be only one special YOU. 

“The standout illustrations burst with energy and are as saturated with color as the subject of the story is showered with love. A perfect gift for an adoptive family—and every family that has a deep and abiding love for their young children.” —Booklist 

“An honest and encouraging story about a transracial adoption.” —Kirkus Reviews 

Joy Jordan-Lake's A Crazy-Much Love is a thoughtful, darling picture book that beautifully celebrates adoption, love, and hope. Every page of this heartwarming story is bursting with joy and sweetness!  

Jordan-Lake's fun, lyrical word choices and lovely repeated lines will charm and delight little readers. Sanchez’s exuberant illustrations, with their whimsical style; dazzling bursts of color; and lovingly rendered characters, perfectly capture the story’s radiant and deeply felt message.  

A Crazy-Much Love is perfect for sharing aloud, especially among adoptive families. 

Joy Jordan-Lake is the author of multiple books for adults, including A Tangled Mercy, a Goodreads Hot Reads Selection and Kindle bestseller, and Blue Hole Back Home, winner of the Christy Award in 2009 for Best First Novel. A Crazy-Much Love is her debut picture book. She holds a PhD in English and has taught literature and writing at several universities. She is a mother to two biological children and one child adopted from China, and her experiences inspired this book. She lives outside Nashville with her family, including two fluffy dogs. Learn more about the author at 
Sonia Sánchez is an award-winning Spanish illustrator. Her debut picture book, Here I Am, written by Patti Kim, received two starred reviews and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Painter. Her artwork has been selected for the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show twice, and her books have been named a CBC NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year. She lives with her husband, her son, and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea. 

Win a copy of A Crazy-Much Love!
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John Smith said...

The illustrations are so nice, and this sounds like a nice story!

Danielle H. said...

This sounds so important and is told in a way for caregivers/parents and their kids to share and delight in while coming to a better understanding of the true meaning of love.

Nancy P said...

Love the topic of this book. Great cover.