Using straight text as well as cartoons including dialogue balloons, this "chatty yet frank" book, according to PW, "will put young readers--and their parents--totally at ease." Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
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PreSchool-Grade 3?How can you tell a boy from a girl? What are the proper terms for genitalia? How do you make a baby? Where does a belly button come from? The Browns answer these and similar questions in an honest, but superficial way that will satisfy some youngsters, but leave others with many questions unanswered. Overly detailed for younger children and too incomplete for those nearing puberty, this information will be most useful as a bridge between books meant for preschoolers describing birth and those that tackle the process of maturation, sexuality, and the responsibilities and choices that come with growing up. The illustrations are excellent: colorful and cartoonlike, yet clear in their representation of human anatomy in both internal and external views. The layout and cover design will attract youngsters and their familiarity with this author/illustrator team will also add to its appeal. The greatest value of this work, however, will be in promoting dialogue between caregivers and children, especially if they read it together, but adults should be prepared to field many ancillary questions not covered in the text.?Melissa Gross, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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This book was the perfect way to introduce this sensitive topic to my sensitive 11-year-old. Just enough information to get the dialogue started.Published 1 month ago by Lisa Jackson
Love this book for kids who really have an interest in all those unmentionables! I use it a lot in my therapy with kids (4, 5, 6 year old) and their parents too. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Marlowe
Extremely helpful book, it tastefully & simply explains all the questions a child can come up with about sex & reproduction.Published 5 months ago by supermom
Fantastic book for talking to both boys and girls about puberty and sex. It is a combination of hand-drawn pictures and text that are both perfect for introducing children to this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by KGE
This is a great book to use with children in teaching them the basics of sex. Be forewarned: topics covered include masturbation, the idea that sex "feels good," and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tamara
Great book for exploring into the changes that are happening in a boy without having to have the uncomfortable talk. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Abby