Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and I always think of the woman who has mothered me from the other side since I was seven. I’ve missed her sweet smile and her warm hugs, and her ability to always make me feel loved. In honor of the mother whose love I try and pass on to my own children, Happy Mother’s Day!
Please enjoy this sweet post about my dear friend, Maria Faulconer’s children’s book A Mom for Umande. There is nothing more heart warming than a mother’s love.
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A MOM FOR UMANDE Blog Tour
A MOM FOR UMANDE by Maria Faulconer
The heart-tugging true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mom.
When Umande was born, his mother didn’t know how to take care of him. So, he was hand-reared by keepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. For eight months, the keepers crawled on the ground with him to show him how to walk; coughed in his face to teach him discipline; and gave him happy gorilla grumbles to encourage him. But for Umande, something was still missing. Luckily, a thousand miles away at the Columbus Zoo, a mom was waiting just for him.
This touching true story about finding a family will resonate with animal lovers and adoptive families alike.
About Maria Faulconer
Maria Faulconer has published fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She loves writing stories, especially ones that tug at the heartstrings. A huge animal lover, and an adoptive mom herself, she knew when she saw a photo of a baby gorilla snuggling with his surrogate mom that she had to tell their story – A Mom for Umande. Her first children’s book, Arianna and the Strawberry Tea, was used for a statewide literacy program. She currently writes for Colorado Springs Style magazine and is working on a YA novel. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.
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GIVEAWAY ~ Click the picture to enter the giveaway!!
Winner will receive a special Mother’s Day gift basket including:
Lavender and Vanilla Candle
A Book of Simple Pleasures
A Lavender Lotion and Hand Soap Set
Vanilla Rose Bubble Bath and Body Lotion
Lavender Chamomile Shea Butter Soap
A White Flower in a Wooden Box
Lavender Soap in a Keepsake Box