Tabitha and Timothy Grow a Flower
by Sarah Shackleton
illustrated by Gillian Coulson
ISBN: 1453630139; 9781453630136
Summary: A simple story to explain the concept of egg donation to a young child. There are several books that explain the specific details of egg donation and refer to biological fertilization, eggs, sperm, donors, pregnancy, etc, etc. Tabitha and Timothy Grow a Flower is for a much younger child. It is a starter book on the subject of third party reproduction. It was written to introduce the idea of egg donation, and to provide a conceptual reference for later conversations. Since many people choose to keep their circumstances private and not share with anyone that their child was conceived via third party reproduction, this book does not mention egg donation either within its pages or on its cover. The story is very simple... Tabitha and Timothy want to grow a flower, but it doesn't happen as easily as they expect. After many unsuccessful attempts with their own seeds, they find out about a kind lady who can help them. With her assistance, they achieve their dreams and grow a beautiful flower.