Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce
Category: Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books ~ Release date: Feb 2021
Tour dates: Feb 2 to Feb 15, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone. Suitable for all ages,
In this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else's tummy, not his mommy's. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born? Join August on this new, exciting adventure of getting a new little brother in a very unique way. If you are looking for a way to help your children understand that families can be created in many different ways, this is a story to keep on your bookshelf!
Buy the Book: Mascot Books ~ Amazon ~ B&N
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a wonderful book to use to explain surrogate birthing to a young child! What is even "neater" is that it is a true story!
In Mommy's Oven, a very awkward situation is approached in a simple manner.
The Illustrations by Nazar Horokhivski, is very attractively eye-catching and bright. They are large and simple so a young child will more easily embrace them. The artist has captured true emotions in the various individuals faces.
The writing is concise and "to the point". It minimizes any impact this information might have on a child.
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.
*This was gifted me with no presssure for a positive review
After being in the hospital for 6 years fighting Crohn’s disease, and sometimes only surviving through the strength of others, I knew this process would be no different. We would need the support of those around us to handle the ups and downs of the surrogate process. What I didn't know, was how much our journey would help others.
As our story began to unfold to our friends and family on social media, I began to have women reach out and share their own stories. Their heartaches, their triumphs, their questions, their gratitude for me being willing to open-up and encourage acceptance and understanding. I wasn't just having an impact on each of them, they were having an impact on me.
There is so much unspoken about the world of infertility because it is hard to be vulnerable, it is hard to face pain publicly. Knowing that there are others who have been through it, or who are going through it right along with you, doesn’t necessarily make it easier, but it does give you a sense of comfort and understanding.
I have been blown away by the response Mommy's Oven has received. I haven't just heard from surrogate families, I have heard from families with adoption, with infertility, with miscarriages. Each one expressing what a blessing Mommy's Oven has been in helping them communicate and explain these situations to their children. To be able to help your child grasp that their family is not the only one out there made in a different way, gives them a sense of inclusion.
Thank you for your time!
Meet the Author:
Having battled Crohn’s Disease for most of her life and after undergoing 82 abdominal surgeries, Brandi Pearce knew she wouldn’t be able to carry children of her own. After a successful surrogacy resulted in her son, August, years later, she wondered how to explain to August that he was getting a new brother who was growing in someone else’s belly. That’s when Mommy’s Oven, Pearce’s debut children’s, book was born. Pearce wants other parents to be able to teach their own children that every family creation is unique and special. She hopes to inspire hope in overcoming adversity, as well as true miracles with this book.
connect with author: website ~ amazon
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