PS8627 A63 S86 2006
Super special sisters : A story about the miracle of in vitro fertilization
by Juliet Napier
illustrated by Sheila G Johnson
Victoria, B.C. : Trafford, ©2006.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Reading level: Ages 6-11
Review: Written by a mother and librarian who conceived her second child, a son, after four attempts at IVF, it is narrated by her older son who is six to eight years old at the time of the telling. The story is written for older siblings to help them understand that some families may take longer to have a family. The story is realistic in that it explains that medical help may be needed to help a couple conceive, and even that may not always work. The story is altered in that the parents in the story conceive with fraternal twin girls, the “super special sisters” that their older brother is talking about. Includes a child’s glossary and a frequently-asked-questions section.