From the Back Cover
from page 15:
The little lion thought about the different families he had seen, and thought about his own family. His family had two lions, his mommy and him, but no "daddy." Wondering about this, the little lion cub asked, "Mama, why don't I have a daddy?"
"Well yours is a special story. I had you on my own because I did not have a daddy for you. For you see, my little one, you have always been in my heart. I wanted and loved you soooo much even before I knew how truly wonderful you would be," the mama lion said as she lovingly licked the cub's soft fur.
About the Author
As a single woman who chose to create a family through the help of an anonymous donor, George Anne Clay sought to educate her small child about their family and the way he was conceived in a positive, truthful and accessible manner. Believing in the power of children's books to address sensitive topics, the author worked closely with a therapist and an illustrator to create this book. By sharing this book with her own son, she has helped him understand and appreciate his family and how he was conceived. Perhaps more importantly, the book has helped him respond to questions about his father in a positive way. This in turn has given him greater confidence and pride in who he is. George Anne Clay and her son hope this book helps others with a similar story discuss the topic of donor conception and celebrate their own special families.