Wow. A forbidden subject finally given a lighthearted and touching viewpoint. It's about time! This is for all of us millennials who gave "Go The ____ to Sleep" as baby shower gifts only to find out we'll never have a baby shower of our own. Infertility is a difficult journey and this book is a great way for anyone going through it, or anyone who knows someone who is, to understand through adults-only humor how peace can be found in the process.
The playful format and fun illustrations in this book are wonderful and cleverly done; they help make what could be an uncomfortable subject more approachable. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with fertility issues as a catharsis for the situation you are in. It is also a fun read for anyone wishing to broaden their understanding of infertility in order to be mindfully compassionate towards a friend or loved one.
being through 2 miscarriages and now struggling through most days, this story was exactly what I needed to read today. I recommend it to anyone who has been frustrated with "trying" our knows anyone who has. Good for men or women. Excellent in my eyes!
After reading the first page with illustrations, I was hooked! Written in verse, the story chronicles Rick and Riley’s struggle to reproduce. A lighthearted and humorous attempt to broaching a very sensitive subject. The illustrations are fantastic and truly compliment the storyline. The reader will “Whoa!”, “Booo”, “Aww”, and “sniff-sniff” as the authors take you on their emotionally raw journey to conceive. To those struggling with infertility, know someone impacted by it, or anyone wishing to understand more about infertility, I highly recommend this book.
This book is so well put together! You laugh, you cry, you laugh, you cry. It's a whirlwind that most of us can't understand. To see this incredibly tumultuous and emotional and incredibly personal journey put in such a way, really opens the eyes of those of us that may not have experienced infertility ourselves, but have people so near and dear to us going through such a trying time and want to be supportive, this opens your eyes! And for those that are going through this or have gone through this, this book expresses that you are not alone. You can't go wrong purchasing this book and sharing it with others. You would be surprised at how many people close to you are impacted by infertility and just how difficult this journey is. Absolutely Fabulous!
A funny, heart-breaking book if there ever was one. Full of wit and joy, the book opened my eyes to the emotional roller coaster that couples go through when dealing with fertility issues. The book does an oustanding job of straddling the line between being funny and poignant, fun yet educational, and risqué yet vulnerable. This is a must read for any couple who have suffered through the heartache of infertility, but it’s also a wonderful and moving story for everyone else. The illustrations are beautiful, the rhymes are well-written, and the story is artfully crafted.
What a fantastic way to approach infertility -- a curiously taboo topic but all-too-common problem for couples. The playful tone and clever rhymes quickly draw you in, yet manage to deliver genuine, raw emotion. Along with superb illustration this book makes infertility accessible to the unfamiliar or uninformed, and might just help spark a conversation.