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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"DJ's Lullaby: A Mother's Love Song" is a children's book about a mom who was waiting and praying for a child for her to love. There are pictures, drawn by M.A. Moisa, that accompany Lucy Rivas Enriquez's text about the mom's mommy parts that are ready for the task: long arms for hugging, lips for kissing boo-boos, a silly streak for fun and all the important things needed for mothering, especially lots of heart. The mom doesn't give birth to the baby boy, but he is an angel sent in answer to her prayer. The tale concludes with a poem entitled DJ's Lullaby which is filled with a mother's love and happiness.
I am still smiling from reading "DJ's Lullaby". It is a beautiful and simple book that springs from the heart. The illustrations and text flow beautifully together. Enriquez catalogs everything needed to be a great mom, and each page shows one of those aspects. It is a great book for reading with a young child close by to share the joyful illustrations. It is also a wonderful tool for discussing adoption, and how adopted children are so special to the moms that heaven sends them to. The concluding poem is poignant and powerful and a testament to a mother's love. I hope that Enriquez and Moisa collaborate on future projects and recommend this book to parents, grandparents and anyone who knows a great mom or dad with a small child.