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Mommy's Oven

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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 u ...more
Hardcover, 38 pages
Published February 2nd 2021 by Mascot Books
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Do you have a little boy or girl that may become a big brother or sister? But you are not carrying that child but you want to explain how that child will be joining your family. This book called “Mommy's Oven” by Brandi Pearce may be able to explain it in a way.

This book is done uniquely through the little boy's view. But it is also based on a true story. It was done well. I just love the story about the surrogate. It brings up the baking a cake analogy which is an original way to talk about mak
Jenna Rideout
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was granted complimentary eARC access to Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce in conjunction with iRead Book Tours. Thank you to all involved in granting me this opportunity! This has not swayed my opinion: my thoughts are my own and my review is honest.

This review is being featured on publication day (which is also my birthday!) along with an author interview at

Mommy's Oven is a quick illustrated storybook for kids that tells the story of how little Augie's
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Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Mommy’s Oven is a sweet and unique children’s story concerning surrogacy. It is a true story told from August’s point of view. August (Augie) learns his mommy’s tummy (oven) isn’t able to support a baby, so another lady will loan her tummy out to grow his little brother.

The title of this book makes me giggle. Just as a cake requires a mixture of ingredients baked in an oven, Augie’s baby brother must ‘bake’ in a loaned oven because Mommy’s doesn’t work. The analogy is on-point and keeps the sto
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Mommy's Oven is the first book I have read by Brandi Pearce. I thought it was a great resource for parents and their first born children to sit down and discuss a baby growing in mommy’s belly and soon to be born. I like that it helped to get young ones excited and ready to have a little brother and / or sister in the near future. The book does have a few laugh out loud moments that helps keep the child captivated with the story. It is amusing, as well as, a pleasure to read. My family enjoyed r ...more
Angela Thompson
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mommy's Oven Helps Bring Understanding to a Difficult Topic. This book offers families a fantastic, simple way to explain the subject of surrogacy to young children. Pregnancy, in general, can be a confusing time for big brothers and sisters. It is even more challenging to understand when it doesn't fit the child's image from his limited experiences with new little siblings! The author gives a real-world way to explain the situation to a child in an easy to understand way.

Mommy's Oven Gives Fami
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is such a unique book, a true story written by the author about her own life’s story and using surrogacy as a way of having children. Mommy’s Oven is told through her son’s point of view while waiting on his baby brother to be born. Questions he has about his new brother are answered in this book. If you or someone you know have gone though this same thing, or maybe this is something you may have to do, this is a great book to read to your child. This book takes all of the fears a child may ...more
Connie Carpenter
This is a beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book about a little boy named Augie. Augie has a big extended family. Augie does not have any siblings and one day would love one. To his surprise his mommy and daddy tell him that he will have a baby sibling. Augie is thrilled that his mommy and daddy are telling him this. They explain that while he will have a new sibling, he will be grown in a different oven. I loved the way they broke the use of a surrogate down to him. He gets to meet ...more
Debbie Cooper
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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First off I want to just say that this book is a phenomenal true story written about the authors Life experiences. Sometimes it's hard to get children to understand how their mom is growing a baby in her tummy - how much more confusing would it be if that baby was growing in a stranger's tummy!?! In this gorgeous book the author does a fantastic job at explaining the situation to her son so that he understands. He is still somewhat worried about his baby brother not being able to go home with th ...more
Lisa's Reading
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
August (Augie) is the little boy in the book. He’s always wanted to have a brother or sister. Because his mommy can’t have a baby, a surrogate is going to carry a baby for Augie’s parents.

Just like people say that they have a bun in their oven, Augie’s mom and dad used this method of explaining to him about carrying a baby. His parents were very open with him about the surrogate mother. He got to meet her and go to the hospital for her initial sonogram appointment.

This book presents a positive w
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
MOMMY'S OVEN by Brandi Pearce was an informative children's book that is great for children about the become a big brother or big sister. The books was both cute and educational, yet the author did a great job with keeping the content and word choice appropriate for children!

Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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. I ...more
bookish tanna
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It pains me on how there isn't enough of these types of books that educate children on surrogacy.
The author put her experiences in a very clear and valid way.
Children will be able to understand that all families are beautiful and special.
Reading this book made my heart warm.
I am very proud of the author for writing her experiences and teaching others about the importance of acceptance. I hope more books like these will arrive in the future years, this was an inspiring read.
On the other note, t
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