Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

 

Join us for this tour from Feb 2 to Feb 15, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce
CategoryChildren's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   Feb 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Suitable for all ages.
 

Book Description:

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
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My Review
Mommy's Oven is a children's book based on the author's actual journey to have children, and it's also a story that helps explain to children that not all families are created in the same way. While written in a  simple to understand way for children, it's also a good way to open a discussion with young readers about acceptance and appreciation of all types of families. While this book tackles surrogacy, children might also benefit from understanding that there are things like adoption as well. It's a good way to explain to young readers that families come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and every family is unique in their own way, regardless of how they came to be. 
I loved how, even though it's a children's book, it's also non-fiction, and the illustrations depict the author, her husband, and her son perfectly. That's a really nice touch. 
This is a wonderful book to have on hand, and I would recommend it to all parents to share with the kids. 
5 stars.

Guest Post
When my husband and I started trying to have children, I already knew my medical history would play a big role in that endeavor. I didn’t realize how big until I received the call that ripped my heart out. I would never be able to carry a child. But God has a way of bringing beautiful miracles out of some of our worst nightmares. As scary and hard as surrogacy was, it turned into one of the most amazing, life changing experiences I have ever had.

When I was sick in the hospital with Crohn’s, a woman from my church embroidered an angel design and told all her followers they could have the design for free, if they would send one to me and let me know they were praying for me and thinking of me. I received 1,000’s of angels from all over the world. I want Mommy’s Oven to help others in the same way those angels helped me. I want to give hope, support and encouragement in facing this hard reality. These families are not alone.

I have received such incredible feedback from these families who have read Mommy’s Oven. I am amazed and beyond thrilled that it is truly helping others. What is really shocking, is that the responses are not only coming from those who are going through surrogacy. I have received messages from those who are going through miscarriages and trying to explain it to their children, people who are going through adoption who want their children to understand that families are made in different ways. Even friends who are trying to teach their children life lessons about accepting, understanding, and appreciating families for their differences. The gratitude these families have shown for Mommy’s Oven as a tool for teaching, has been unbelievably humbling.

Thank you for your time!

Brandi

 

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
 
Tour Schedule:

Feb 2 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - Westveil Publishing – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 - Books for Books – book review / author interview
Feb 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 5 – Lisa's Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - The Momma Spot – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 11 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Feb 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 15 - michellemengsbookblog3 – book review / author interview / giveaway

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review and recommendation of my book. I appreciate your views on it being a useful tool for parents to help their children in accepting all types of families. Thank you!

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