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Mommy's Oven Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

All families are not created in the same way. Sometimes it may be hard for a young child to understand the differences. Brandi Pearce, a mom who has been struggling with regular pregencies, comes up with a way to explain the situation to her son August, and shares her unique story in the form of a picture book. Learn about Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce and enter to win a signed copy.

About the Book:

Book Title: 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!

My Review:

Mommy's Oven is a cheerful and heartwarming read about a rather complicated topic - surrogacy. Little boy August (nicknamed Augie) lives in a very happy family. His wish for a sibling finally comes true when his parents announce that a new family member is on the way. But what's unusual is that the baby is going to be carried by someone other than his mom. How can that be? Augie's parents use an interesting analogy to help him understand how it works. Still, there are so many questions that puzzle Augie. He needs to find out the answers as a super duper big brother would.

Told from a child's perspective, the story addresses the worries and concerns a young mind may have about something new and unique. Knowing that it is a true story, I'm very impressed by how Augie's parents get him fully involved in the process, from meeting with the surrogate mother to bringing the baby home. Augie learns to show appreciation for the woman who is willing to help his family and to help take care of his baby brother.

The illustrations in the book are vivid and realistic, adding engaging details to the story-telling. I can clearly feel the love that bonds the family together, although it is never explicitly described in the text. It is a nice book to introduce young readers to the possibility of a different kind of family creation.

Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | Mascot Books

About 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

One lucky reader will win an autographed copy of Mommy's Oven!

Giveaway ends 2/21. Open to US 18+ only. Please enter using the widget below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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