It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)

by Robie H. Harris

Other authorsMichael Emberley (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1999

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How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies — and about sex and sexuality, too. IT'S SO AMAZING! provides the answers — with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects elementary-school children's interest in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, this forthright and funny book — newly updated for its fifth anniversary — covers similar territory but with an eye toward younger children's concerns.



Candlewick (1999), Edition: 1, 80 pages

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LibraryThing member tjsjohanna
This is an excellent book for introducing human sexuality and human reproduction to kids. It's written with humor, the drawings are accurate but kid friendly, and the information is provided on an age appropriate level using both accurate body part names and some of the more common terms. I also
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appreciated the matter-of-fact tone of the various explanations. My kids wanted to smile and be goofy about some of the more sensitive subjects, but the tone helped keep them focused on the information and not on being embarrassed. And reading the book gave me the opportunity to include our family values on the subject.
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LibraryThing member KarenM61
I want to read this first, but I intend for my almost-7-year-old to read it with me as well. I've heard nothing but great things about it, and A's starting to ask a lot of tough questions (well, tough for me, not her).
LibraryThing member engpunk77
My 10-year-old boy browsed through this after me and found it to be pretty boring--I think he's just too old.
LibraryThing member syumru
Have ever wondered where babies come from? What makes a baby male or female? This book supports social-moral development and children can understand of their bodies.
Ages: 3-5
Sources: Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom


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