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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
Argo and Me by Chandra Ghosh Ippen with beautiful illustrations by Erich Ippen Jr. is a children's book about the love, fear, and hope that many children and pets experience with adoption. Parents or guardians must understand that children are empaths and can feel hurt or rejection which significantly impacts their lives and relationships with others. Go on a journey with Argo the puppy and his friend as they bring us into their daily lives in their new adopted home. Children will learn about the obstacles, instability, and fear that Argo and his friend encountered in the different homes but will also learn that with the proper measures of love and stability in place in the new home, they were each able to develop the trust and confidence necessary to know that they belonged.
Argo and Me by Chandra Ghosh Ippen is such a lovely story and ideal to create conversations around what constitutes a stable home. This book is not only for adopted children but for any child. As a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) I was able to witness the impact that the foster care system has on a child, both the good and the bad. Whether adopted or not, each child needs to know and understand that their mental, physical and emotional development and needs are essential to their well-being. As caretakers, parents, or guardians, we must ensure that these elements are in place to make these things happen. A balanced child will develop into a well-rounded adult. Creating healthy individuals is what makes this book great. Get your copy today. Highly recommended.