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Covering everything from pregnancy to family finance, Understanding Children is a colorful reference. -- Parenting, February 2002

Understanding Children offers fresh visual appeal as well as solid information—photos and bright graphics on every page. -- Good Housekeeping, March 2002

About the Author

Richard Saul Wurman, creative director of TOP, has a singular passion to make the complex clear. He has designed, authored and published over 80 books on a wide range of topics from sports and cartography to health and finance.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: T O P (February 8, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970368488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970368485
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,334,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I found it to be very comprehensive and very helpful.
Merit Gest
I'm a mechanical engineer by trade, so don't know too much about pregnancy and babies, and was pleased to find a lot of easily absorbable information in this book.
Rick DeVries
This book made every question I had seem relevant and important.
hanna miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 2002
I thought this book was extremely easy to use and made information that is often dense and confusing very accessible. The unique format of the book provides quick bits of information without the technical jumble that often clutters other books on children and child development. I think this is a great gift for any expectant or new parent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2003
As a mother of a five and seven year old, I didn't feel like I had to run and buy a ton of baby books when I got pregnant with my third. Because of all the running around I do on a daily basis, I find it difficult to take the time and read a book on children and child development. When I saw Understanding Children, I soon realized it was the perfect book for me. I can quickly find the information I am looking for without having to read paragraph after paragraph of jargon and irrelevant information. I consistently use it as a reference when I'm not sure about an issue or simply when looking to learn more about my kids.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 6, 2002
A must have for new parents. The information and colorful pages are great for those late nights and early mornings. This book has been very helpful to both my husband and me especially since it is not wordy and the pages are informative with great illustrations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane on March 8, 2002
As a mother of three, one of whom is still a baby, and a pediatrician, I found this book quite insightful, and would recommend it to all.
Younger parents will find the information easily digestible, and more experienced ones will find better methods of child rearing than they were previously aware of. (I found myself picking up some new tidbits even after three children and a career taking care of others' kids.)
I think the author has done a good job in communicating new and important facts, but not in a fashion that is daunting or overly academic. All parents should be able to grasp its contents - something not often found in the genre.
As for my experience with others' opinions on the work, I have heard a number of glowing comments from the families reading the copies in my waiting room.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2003
As an "experienced" parent of two, I already have a shelf of parenting books that read like college textbooks. What a treat to find this book! Understanding Children presents a great overview of so much information in such a unique way that I found myself learning things I thought I already knew. Presenting the content visually through graphs, charts, photos, diagrams and lists is refreshing, too. The practical information is also a big help, like the checklist for how to interview a child care provider, what to expect at wellness visits, etc. I highly recommend this book for any parent, grandparent, expecting parent, or caring aunt or uncle out there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Travis M. Owens on April 25, 2004
This book is simply amazing. It's loaded with (usefull) facts and info with everything you need to know from 0-3. It's highly stylized and I understand why some people would call it a "coffee table book". It's drawn up in a way that you can learn any fact in seconds. No piece of writing ever goes beyond 3 sentences (the average is 2) but that's the beauty, it's free of "fluff" and "filler" material.
This book gives you hard facts on what you need to know, such as how much you'll spend in diapers,food,etc to percentages on what kinds of parents there are (percents of interracial couples, divorced, adopted, etc) and there is never a point where you'll feel overloaded with facts.
As a person who studios ease of use and intuitive designs I would put this book on a pillar. They make what would normally be extremely boring or useless info and repackage it in a way that makes you want to read it and takes out the useless crap often found in fact like books.
After skimming this book, I can say I would probably never need to read another book on baby finance, basic health, care, how to raise, baby phsycotherapy, etc.
This is a must have for any soon-to-be mother or father.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rick DeVries on December 8, 2002
My wife is in her first trimester, and so we've recently been busy finding pregnancy and child-care guides. I'm glad we picked up a copy of Understanding Children, as it's been quite helpful. I'm a mechanical engineer by trade, so don't know too much about pregnancy and babies, and was pleased to find a lot of easily absorbable information in this book. What to expect at our first ultrasounds, what foods I should and should not order for my wife when we're out, and even suggestions on shopping for baby clothing - it's all in there. I've found the budgetary information particularly helpful as Molly and I are just starting out in life and can't break the bank quite yet.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sandra D. Peters on February 19, 2002
There have been endless numbers of books written on childhood development to the point where some books contradict others. It is no wonder parents can become confused when it comes to sorting out what is good advice and what is not. This book does provide some very basic guidlines to follow when raising children, but the book truly does not give readers what the title implied, a thorough understanding of children. It is highly questionable if any book can do that, particularly one that is so brief with just over two hundred pages. The book was rather sketchy and lacked sufficient detail to be of tremendous benefit. On the positive side, what information the book did provide made for quick and interesting reading. As for understanding children, as both a parent and one who is a counsellor, I would have a difficult time recommending this book as an abundant source of worthwhile information.
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