Author:Popham, Mary
Position:Brief article - Children's review - Book review

Beti Rozen (author), Eliardo Franca (illustrator), Peter Hays (author), Peter Hays (author); ANNABELLE; Sem Fronteiras Press (Children's Picture Book) $11.95 ISBN: 9780964233355

Byline: Mary Popham

What if children choose the families into which they are born? This children's picture book, Annabelle: A Child on the Way, ponders that possibility. Annabelle is a girl-spirit who wishes to be reborn. She calls on her spiritual guide, who advises her to look for a family she might like. Annabelle observes many people and places and decides on a small town where she has noticed a four-year-old boy named Philippe. Annabelle secretly accompanies the family as they visit museums, playgrounds, and the zoo. She senses Philippe's yearning for a sister, but his wish is not quite...

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