I just finished reading the book The Rainbow Egg by Linda Hendricks, M.D. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased and honest review from Booklookbloggers.
The Rainbow Egg tells the story of a particular young hen who is unable to take care of her egg. She therefore begins a search for someone to help her care for her egg. She finds Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow who have not been able to have any chickens of their own. They agree to care for the egg, and ultimately the little life that emerges from it.
Very easily, you can see that this story is presenting adoption in a way that children can understand. I think it did what it intended do in a very clear way. I think that the physician-author created the start of dialogue between parent and child.
That being said, as an adoptive parent, I don't think that this will be a book that I would share with my adopted son. I can't really put my finger on it, but I really think it was the way the book was illustrated that sort of seemed to put a little bit of a "gray cloud" on adoption for me. The words were all correct, I just didn't get the same good feelings reading this book that I have when reading other adoption books, like A Blessing from Above for example.
Overall, I think the message was shared correctly, and I think it was tastefully done. I just don't think it would be my particular choice for our adoption library.