The Story of the Rainbow Egg

_140_245_Book.862.cover The story of The Rainbow Egg is a children’s book that explains the adoption process. The author did a great job of explaining that the mother chicken, named Hope, wanted the best for her chick. In this case, the best life for her chick was for the baby chick to live with a family who was established and would love the chick. The illustrations are amusing and eye-catching and my son enjoyed the story. 

Although my son liked the book, I wasn’t as enthralled. There were a couple of things that bothered me. The main thing that disturbed me was that the way the Hope  was portrayed. I walked away from the story feeling that the young mother was pretty self-centered and was more concerned with getting back to her friends in the woods.

The rainbow egg seemed more of a burden that Hope wanted to dispense with rather than a child whom she wanted the best for in their lives. Of course there are some mothers who may have felt that way, but many wanted to keep their children and struggled to do so before resigning themselves to the need to find them a more stable home environment.

But since my eight-year old received her overall message without a problem so I’m probably just complicating the details in the story. Overall, the story would best be suited for younger children (8 and below). I reviewed the kindle version of the book, and although it translated well, I think that children would prefer the hard copy version better. The illustrations are beautiful and a real book lends itself to more exploration than the kindle version.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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