Wednesday, July 6, 2022




by Sarah Igo 

Rebecca Williamson (Illustrator)


* Reading Age:  Baby-5 years

* Grade Level:  PS-1

* Length:  32 page

* Publisher:  Matador Publication

* Pub. Date:  May 28, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1803131535

* ISBN-13:  978-1803131535

* Language:  English 


Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

Ahhh I fell in love with Hetty when I first set eyes on her and I felt such empathy for her.  The sweet little hen is unable to lay eggs like her sister hens. She is sad and wants so much to produce eggs of her own.  Hetty isn't greedy desiring a flock or a clutch... she only longs for one chick to love and to cherish.  Unfortunately each day becomes more disappointing and her nest remains empty.  Whatever can she do to have her dream fulfilled? She feels like a failure and wonders why her?

Her loving younger sister, seeing the anguish that Hetty is suffering, offers to give her one of her eggs.  At first Hetty is reluctant but soon comes to the realization that even adopting an egg can be fulfilling and  will give her a chance at parenting a beautiful baby chick.  She accepts the kind offer and her world becomes transformed into a happy one.  Hetty and her baby chick Hatty are a match made in heaven. 

The story is based on the real-life experience of the author in hopes that a light will shine on the topic of egg donation, IVF, foster care, and adoption.  The illustrations are perfect and enrich the storyline greatly.  The book's powerful and positive message will spark conversations on these subjects.  I love the book and highly recommend it to any parent or teacher.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Professional word nerd, I run my own copywriting company Words by Woodslea from my home office in beautiful Arnside, Cumbria. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) American studies, sticking around to achieve my MA in International Relations in 2004. During my ten years in Manchester, I worked in publishing as a production coordinator for Govnet Communications and as a travel correspondent for content creation company Adfero. More recently I served as an English teacher (11-18) for nine years, specialising in the A-Level subjects of Language and Technology, Language and Gender, Language Acquisition and Language Change. Writing has been my constant companion throughout, poetry, children's literature and short stories with an edge.

About the Illustrator

My Names Rebecca Williamson, I'm a 28 year old artist & designer based in the UK. I specialise in creating watercolour and pencil Illustrations, capturing as much detail as possible in the hope to convey emotion and personality within each piece. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible commissions that have allowed me to grow and establish myself within this competitive industry.

The person behind the pencil...

I enjoy using detail as a way to express empathy within my work, forming personal and relatable connections between my illustrations and the viewer.

When I am not illustrating, you would usually find me with my other passions in life; friends, family, walking (to the fridge), traveling and singing in the shower – a daily ritual.

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