The Search for the Magical Egg
by Becky Morrison
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Pub Date 23 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 12 Jun 2023
BooksGoSocial, Barlow Publishing
"Well written and beautifully illustrated, apparently one of many more books to come. A nurse practitioner wrote this book and she specializes in mental health and also shares her IVF journey. For those who have gone through IVF, egg donation etc this is a great book for yourself to read to your kids who were born via these methods or in general. Can’t wait to see the rest of the books to come.
My wife and I recently underwent IVF using a donor egg. Before we had to meet with a therapist. This book is explains IVF exactly the way she reccomended we inform our child as they grow up. My wife and I absolutely love the book.
From Kirkus Review: Pamintuan's underwater illustrations recall the graphics of the film Finding Nemo, He perfectly depicts the turtle family's disappointment as not producing a hatchling but also their joy at finding an appropriate egg. Morrison's heartfelt story could be an effective way to explain to kids difficult concepts like egg donation. A well-conceived fertility lesson that explains egg donation and embryo adoption"
Average rating from 9 members
If you're looking for a heartwarming and engaging story to share with your child, The Search for the Magical Egg by Becky Morrison and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan is definitely worth checking out. This delightful children's book tells the tale of Sheldon, a lovable turtle who wants to know where babies come from. His parents take him on an underwater adventure to find the perfect egg, and the story is both fun and educational.
One of the things I loved about this book was how it simplified the concept of IVF in a way that young children can easily understand. The illustrations are absolutely amazing, with vibrant colors and intricate details that really bring the story to life. Overall, I give The Search for the Magical Egg five stars and highly recommend it to parents and children alike. It's a must-read for anyone looking for a fun and engaging story that teaches important life lessons in a way that's both entertaining and educational.
Lovely children's book that is a wonderful representation for IVF. This book does a great job showcasing the struggles parents may endure in the process of trying to have children, alternative options, and the love behind their decisions- all at a very comprehendible level for a child. The illustrations are nice and it is a story I foresee children enjoying to read frequently with their parents!
I really liked this book and it has some lovely illustrations.
The book is well written and easy to follow, the descriptions used are wonderful and really suit the story. It was a lovely heart-warming read that would allow parents to raise the subject of surrogacy and adoption as the little turtle in the book wants to know where he came from. His mum and dad had struggled to have a baby turtle and their eggs weren’t strong enough, and they were given a shall that would do the trick by the turtle who lives next door.
It is 4 stars from me for this one, highly recommended and it is a lovely book!
The Search for the Magical Egg is a wonderfully written story about an adorable mother and father turtle who share their infertility struggle in a more kid-friendly way to their young son, Sheldon. Sheldon is a curious turtle who one day asks his parents where baby turtles come. His mother and father take him on an underwater adventure to explain how they struggled to find the perfect egg that would produce a hatchling. After struggling to find this special egg, even with the help of some of their underwater friends, Sheldon's parents explained how they almost gave up on their search. One day their journey was over and the most perfect, beautiful and special egg was found and later hatched Sheldon, himself! The author, Becky Morrison, paints infertility, one of the hardest battles families fight all over the world, in the most precious way that is on a level for a child to understand. The pictures are captivating and the story will engage a young audience whose parents may be dealing with the struggle of infertility.
If you're looking for a heartwarming and engaging story to share with your child,
The Search for the Magical Egg by Becky Morrison and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan is definitely worth checking out. This delightful children's story tells the tale of Sheldon, a lovable turtle who wants to know where babies come from.
His parents take him on an underwater adventure to find the perfect egg, and the story is both fun and educational.
My nickname is turtle at work so I had to read this obviously!
One of the things I loved about this book was how it simplified the concept of IVF in a way that young children can easily understand better.
The illustrations are absolutely actually amazing, with vibrant colours and intricate details you wouldn’t think to include that really bring the story to life.
Overall, The Search for the Magical Egg ⭐️ i would highly recommend it to parents and children alike. It's a must-read for anyone looking for a fun and engaging story that teaches important life lessons in a way that's both entertaining and educational. My 5 and 7 year old nephews loved this story!
Sheldon is a turtle who lives in the deep blue sea and dances every night to get himself ready for bed. One evening, he asks his parents the age-old question: Where do babies come from? The story the parents tell is an underwater search for the perfect egg - to make a turtle just like Sheldon.
This is a beautifully illustrated book for parents to read to children ages 5 to 7, and it's designed to help children who were born through IVF understand how they were born and how deeply they are loved.
This is a sweet story that’s a great way to explain to children of IVF where they came from. The illustrations are phenomenal and can be enjoyed by little ones and adults alike.
Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial, Barlow Publishing for accepting my request to read and review The Search for the Magical Egg.
Confession: I teared up. The story was beautifully told. This left a huge tug on my heart. I learned that there is another male species responsible for the egg (no spoilers) and thought of Happy Feet. This story conveys the want of a child and the forever love they have for Sheldon.
The illustrations were spot-on. They are whimsical, yet naturally appealing. Loved the expressions and color palette.
I loved everything about this book. I would never tire gifting this.
What a gorgeous story!!
The illustrations were beautifully done, and the colours were bright and bold without being too colourful.
This is a heartwarming and engaging story about IVF that is aimed for older children (maybe for 4-7 year olds?) and is somewhat fantastical too!
It was beautifully written and had lovely illustrations.
A very decent approach indeed to surrogacy shows a young turtle ask where he came from, and it turns out it was from a donor egg. Yes, the story as told here does kind of skip over some of the biology involved – indeed so aquatic is it all that we also learn about daddy seahorses and what they get up to – but its aim is to show that love can so easily be the heart of just such a birth, and that message, brightly colourful as here, is a welcome one to many. If I knew of lots of other books doing this very same thing this might only be four and a half stars in comparison with them, but I don't, so it might as well be full marks. You know if you need this book, and I can see no reason to dissuade anyone buying it.