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“Although adoptive families will especially appreciate this book, all families will enjoy the message of how crazy-much parents love their children…”

New York Journal of Books

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Praise for A
Crazy-Much Love

Joy Jordan-Lake 

“The standout illustrations burst with energy and are as saturated with color as the subject of the story is showered with love. A perfect gift for an adoptive family—and every family that has a deep and abiding love for their young children.”


“An honest and encouraging story about a transracial adoption.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Although adoptive families will especially appreciate this book, all families will enjoy the message of how crazy-much parents love their children…”

New York Journal of Books

“Vibrant and bright images fill the pages of this genuinely charming story. This is a realistic portrayal of a modern foreign adoption from the adoptive parents’ point of view. Eye-catching and heartwarming, this is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to share the loving bond between parents and their children.”

—School Library Journal

A Note From the Author


"It so fortunate to team up with an award-winning illustrator from Spain for my newest book, which is targeted for families with adopted children—like mine.


When my youngest child, adopted from China, was little, we struggled to find books that celebrated her arrival in our family in a way equally as exciting as my biological kids​—and not using images of a hospital or a mother's bulging tummy or how much a baby looked like the daddy.


If you or someone you love has been blessed by the gift of adoption, or if you simply just crazy-much love your child, this is the book for you!"

A Crazy-Much Love 

"How MUCH is the crazy-much love?" 

This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow.


From the child’s first bath and first time riding a tricycle, all the way to her boarding that big yellow bus, the crazy-much love grows SO MUCH that it spills out the windows and busts down the doors.


A warm, lyrical celebration of the deep love parents hold for their children and a comforting message for kids about how there can be only one special YOU.

Author: Joy Jordan-Lake 

Illustrator: Sonia Sánchez 

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Book Details  



A Crazy-Much Love 

By Joy Jordan-Lake

Illustrator: Sonia Sánchez 

Two Lions; Illustrated edition

Grade level: Preschool - 2

Formats: Hardcover, e-book,

Pub Date:  09.17.19  | 32 pages   

ISBN-10 : 1542043263
ISBN-13 : 978-1542043267


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