From the Cover of the Book:
Choco is a little yellow bird who lives all alone. He wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? One day, he decides to search for a mother. First he asks Mrs. Giraffe, but she is not Choco’s mother – she doesn’t have wings like he does. Then he asks Mrs. Penguin, but she doesn’t have big round cheeks like Choco. None of the animals seem to be right for Choco. Will he ever find a mother?
Transfiguring Adoption awarded this book 5 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]
What Our Family Thought:
Our family recently read A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza. As you can see in the video, Dalton described the book as a sad (at the beginning) and happy (at the end) book with great illustrations. We decided it is a great book for foster and adoptive families, especially when it comes to family members not looking like each other. It is a fairly quick read with one to three sentences per page, so it targets young children, but older children may find themselves able to relate to Choco as well.
Read it as a family, discuss it with the questions below, and tell us what you think!
Discussion Questions for Your Family:
- At the beginning of the book, what was Choco looking for in a mother?
- What questions did Mrs. Bear ask Choco?
- What did Choco decide about what he was looking for in a mother?
- What are you looking for in a mother?