A Mother For Choco

A Mother For Choco 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

  • Title: A Mother For Choco
  • Author: Keiko Kasza
  • ISBN: 9780399218415
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 whFamily 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.

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    1. It is difficult for me to objectively review this book. I have read this book to my son almost everyday for over three years. This beautifully written book is about a bird named Choco. This bird needs a mother. Choco looks everywhere but cannot find a mother who looks exactly like him. The walrus, giraffe and penguin all encourage Choco to look elsewhere for his mother. When Choco sees Mrs. Bear he knows she cannot be his mother because she looks nothing like him. Soon, Choco discovers that Mrs. [...]

    2. This is the story of Choco a bird with no home or family. One day he though that he was going to look for his mother and he set off to find her. He asked the giraffe, penguin and walrus but they told him that they were not his mother because they were not like him. Choco walk away very sad because he was not going to find someone like him. He saw a bear and he started to cry because a bear could not be his mother since she was not like him. The bear run towards him to see why he was crying so sh [...]

    3. Oh my heavens! This is my favorite new children's book. It gently introduces the idea of adoption and unique looking families to children with sweet prose, lovely illustrations, and a guessable story-line until the last few pages. I thought I knew where it was going but it was even better than I thought. The first time I read it outloud to my 4 and 2 year old my voice caught in my throat and I became choked up.They have asked for it several times and really like it! The message is subtle enough [...]

    4. I guess this is very sappy story, but I really enjoyed it anyway, although I couldn’t help thinking about the potential dangers some of these animals were to some of the others. I read this because I loved this author’s picture book: The Dog Who Cried Wolf.The pictures in this book are wonderful, and it’s a sweet story, and it’s especially applicable for children in adoptive families.

    5. This book makes me cry every time I read it! To see the mom bear with all her different children, it just reminds me of every single Foster Child that has ever come through my door.It also shows that you don't need to look alike to be a family, you only need love. Wonderful for our trans-racial family!

    6. Twenty years after P.D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother?, Keiko Kasza presents a heartwarming story of another lonely bird who sets off to find his mother — but is disappointed after interviewing a giraffe, penguin, and walrus, to find that no mother shares his wings, his yellow color, his round cheeks, or his striped feet. When he spies Mrs. Bear he knows she isn’t his mother, but when he begins to cry she immediately comforts him, just as he imagines his mother would do. When she sug [...]

    7. This is the picture book with the longest story of the ones about mothers and motherhood at my local branch, so I chose it as the first one in this storytime. The pictures are done with bright colours and so would be visible even for children not sitting at the front. With the story consisting of Choco going around and asking different animals if they are his mother, the narrative has a nice repetition to it with a slight vocabulary difference every time. The tone of the story is also very playf [...]

    8. The illustrations in Keiko Kasza stories are always bright and joyful, making her one of my favorite children’s book authors. This particular book of hers has always struck a special chord with me. Little Choco is in search of his mother and doesn’t know where she could be. The ending is a slight twist from the norm, and introduces the concept of adoption and love in a simple way that children can relate to. –Hannah V.Get it at the Library!

    9. Choco is a funny-looking yellow bird with striped blue feet, who doesn't have a home. He goes looking for his mother, but doesn't ever find her, exactly. Instead, he gets adopted by a bear who says she would love to be his mother, too, as she is mother for several other young animals.Yes, it's sappy, but in a lovely way, and it made me a bit teary.

    10. I read this before giving it as a gift to my niece. This is a adorable heartwarming story about a little bird looking for a mother. The story is written in a way that even the youngest child can follow along. A sweet message of love and adoption.

    11. A lovely book whose engaging tales goes far beyond adoption to reach out to any child who has ever felt "different" within his family. While adoption practitioners have embraced this book, it would be a sad waste of a wonderful story (the word adoption is not even used), if it were not read broadly.The book illustrates that families are built on love and that love for each other is more important that how each member of the family looks. The first time I read it was with my friend and her daught [...]

    12. Title / Author / Publication Date:A Mother for Choco / Kasza, Keiko. / 1992Genre: FictionFormat: Picture Book – printPlot summary:Tells the story of a lonely bird named Choco who is searching for a mother, asking all kinds of animals if they are his mother. But he doesn’t meet anyone who looks just like him. He then meets Mrs. Bear, and doesn't even think of asking 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 oth [...]

    13. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is an adorable picture book for ages nursery to primary. It tugs on the heartstrings and has the sweetest ending. A little bird, Choco, awakens one morning with no mother to be seen. The little bird goes around to every mother animal and asks her if she is his mother. They all have the same reply- no, because they do not look alike. Defeated and lonely, Choco is found by a momma bear who says that she will be his mother. The momma bear brings Choco home to her f [...]

    14. A Mother for Choco is about a little bird named Choco who has trouble finding who his mother is. After going up to several mother animals, Choco is upset because he cannot find a mother who looks just like him. Finally, Choco spies Mrs. Bear picking apples in a nearby orchard. Mrs. Bear sees Choco crying and she takes him back to her house where Choco sees three other children who do not look exactly like Mrs. Bear. This story displays themes of nontraditional families and acceptance. I love thi [...]

    15. A Mother for Choco is a modern spin off of the trational tale, Are You My Mother?. Choco is a lonely little bird who doesn’t have a mother, so he decides to go out and find one. Choco asks all different kinds of animals if they are his mother. Each animal tells Choco that because they don’t look like him, there's no way they could be his mother. Choco beings to feel as though he doesn’t belong with anyone because no one looks like him. Miss Bear hears Choco crying, and asks Choco what a mo [...]

    16. Choco is a goofy-looking little bird who lives alone, and is lonely. He decides to find his mother. He asks a giraffe if she's his mother, because she's yellow. The giraffe concedes that she is yellow like Choco, but she doesn't have wings like Choco, therefore she's not his mother. Choco approaches several other animals that have something in common with his looks, but ultimately those animals are not a perfect physical match.Finally, the despondent Choco happens upon a bear who scoops up the u [...]

    17. 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 [...]

    18. Sean continues to borrow books from school, including A Mother for Choco. I really enjoyed reading this story to Sean and it gave us the opportunity to talk about something we've never discussed before: adoption. Choco, the adorable little bird on the cover doesn't have a mother an decides to go find one. He asks a variety of animal mothers and they all turn him down for one reason or another until he meets a mother bear. She welcomes him into her life with open arms (in the form of a bear hug, [...]

    19. Choco is a very lonely little bird. He doesn’t have a mother so he decides to go out and find a mother. Choco asks all kinds of animals if they are his mother. They all say they don’t look like him so they can’t be his mother. He starts to cry because he doesn’t belong, no one looks like him, so, no one is his mother. Miss Bear hears Choco crying and asks what is wrong. he tells her that he doesn’t look like anyone so he doesn’t belong. Bear asks Choco what would a mother do instead [...]

    20. This book starts out very strangely Choco, for some unexplained reason has no mother so he goes off to look for one. He meets a variety of animals and asks if they might be his mother receiving replies from them such as the giraffe 'yes I'm yellow like you but I don't have wings'. As if the giraffe is unsure whether she might have given birth to Choco without noticing but is reassured that her lack of wings means he belongs to someone else. Really? OK, later on in the story there is a comment on [...]

    21. Theme: "Family Life Around the World"Although this story is obviously written for a younger crowd between the ages of three and six, I took a much more mature meaning from the story. The story involved a bird approaching various other types of animals in search of his mother. Eventually, he reaches a bear and the bear takes him to his home where he also houses a pig and hippo. The message I received from the book was that it does not matter what our outer appearance is as long as we are with tho [...]

    22. This book is so cute! It reminds me of the start of another book called, "Are you my mother?" but in this book the mother at the end is not another bird, its a mother bear. Choco is alone, lost, and sad. He wants a mother but everyone he encounters tells him he doesn't look like them so they can't be his family. But when he meets mother bear, she makes him happy and asks him "well, what would a mother do?" and then does whatever he says. She has other children that done look like her. She's obvi [...]

    23. I started to tear up towards the end of this book the first time I read it to my friend's kid, and to be honest, almost any time I read it.I often find myself rolling my eyes, gagging, skipping pages and making up dialogue and narration when reading books to children, but A Mother for Choco seems to be a rare children's book that's worth reading all the way through.Seems like it could be a good book for helping children normalize inter-racial families, adopted families, families with step childr [...]

    24. This is a story about a little BIRD named Choco, who after looking for sometime, finds the perfect mother, in Mrs. BEAR.Being an adoptive mother myself, this book brought tears to my eyes.I love adoption stories and this is one of the sweetest I have read.As I told Katherine, every day she was growing up, "You did not grow in my tummy. You lived in my heart!"Darryl and I waited eight long long years for Katherine. I called it one of the longest pregnancies on record.She is now 21 and simply the [...]

    25. Originally published in Japan in 1982.A Mother for Choco is one of my very favorite books showing adoptive/foster families. Without being heavy-handed or shouting "ADOPTION!" it shows a family constructed through caring, need, and love. I value the ways it validates my students who (for whatever reasons) don't look like other members of their family, but also encourages ALL children to think about what really makes a family (which isn't necessarily a shared bloodline).

    26. Our son is adopted, so I was thrilled when this book arrived from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It teaches kids that their parents and/or siblings don't have to look like them--they just have to love them. It's a great book for any kid, but we were especially thrilled since we are white parents of a black child. The "looking different is okay" really hit home for our child as he started to notice his hair and skin is different from ours. I *HIGHLY* recommend this book!

    27. A lonely little yellow bird named Choco searches for a mother. He tries to find a mother that matches one of his physical characteristics, but in the end he finds a mother in an unlikely creature who has assembled an unlikely family of animals. A GREAT read aloud about adoption. The story is heart-warming and the soft watercolor illustrations paint the animals in their best possible lights. The text is reminiscent of "Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman.Recommended for grades preK-2

    28. A Mother for Choco is a heartwarming and indispensable book in any young child’s literary education. It is a book about acceptance, embracing the differences, loneliness, love and family. It dwells on adoption with every tact, without losing its quality of imagination, narrative and ludic approach. The illustrations are simple, but very well done. Its water-colour feel makes something so hard to deal as abandonment and rejection of an infant with softness.

    29. Poor Choco needs a mother and he wanders around looking for her. He asks everyone he comes across if they are his mother but everyone tells him no because they don't look like him. He finally asks Ms. Bear if she is his mother and even though she doesn't look like him she acts like a mother and says she will take him home. When he gets there he finds other animals who needed mothers who found one in Ms. Bear. This would be a great book to use to teach about adoptive families.

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