Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Will I Ever Have a Daddy?

Will I Ever Have a Daddy?
by Tena Moore
Language: English
Lulu, 2008
16 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
My annotation: This is a personal book, written by the author for her daughter in order to explain to her how she was conceived and why she does not have a daddy. The author tells her daughter that babies are made when the mommy and daddy are ready to create one. However, because she never met a “daddy” to have a baby with, she went to a “special doctor” who put a “piece” from a man inside her belly in order to make the baby she had wanted since she herself was a child. After a “little operation,” the author then prayed for a baby to form inside of her. Her prayers were answered and she explains to her daughter that even though she does not have a daddy, she does have a Heavenly Father and that with prayer, it’s possible that He will one day give her a daddy. Although this Christian-themed book describes sperm and egg as “pieces,” and also does not use the term “donor,” the story is lovingly told and can still be used by single mothers who went this route in order to build their families. This book takes a family-building approach and employs the “helper” and “labor of love” scripts. The book is in color but uses clip-art. Recommended for ages 3-5.

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