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Author Christina Oberon takes readers on an emotional and fun children’s story journey into the magical process of the birth of a child from in vitro fertilization in the story “Embaby Elio”.
Elio was created in a different way than most babies. He is determined to grow from an embryo into the baby of mommy and daddy’s dreams. How will he get from their dreams into their arms? Come join Elio on his bumpy adventure to meet his mommy and daddy!
This was such a special and inviting children’s story for both parents and children alike! Having representation within our children’s literary world is so important, and having a story that children born as a result of in vitro fertilization and for parents who went through the process as well is such a heartwarming and powerful message to send.
The artwork was very warm and inviting, and paired really well with the story the author had crafted for this story. The narrative was easy to follow and did an incredible job of presenting such a serious and important topic in a way that children would be able to comprehend while also maintaining a sense of magic and wonder that would entertain both children and their parents alike.
Heartfelt, engaging, and thoughtful, author Christina Oberon’s “Embaby Elio” is a must-read children’s story. The perfect way of introducing the conversation of in vitro fertilization to children curious about their origins and how they came to be in this world, the story is filled with heart and creativity and should be added to any and all parent’s roster of children’s books. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!
About the Author
Christina Oberon grew up in Hawaii with a large family of ten siblings. When she relocated to Southern California, she met and fell in love with her husband, Kevin. They experienced nearly four years of infertility before conceiving their son, Kai, via in vitro fertilization. Kai was born in 2018. He is a wonderful blessing and reminder of Christina and Kevin’s faith and hope for a family of their own. Christina enjoys raising her son, traveling with her family, reading, writing, hiking, and taking photographs.