- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Series: God's Design for Sex (Book 2)
- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: NavPress (March 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600060145
- ISBN-13: 978-1600060144
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 142 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Before I Was Born (God's Design for Sex) Paperback – February 28, 2007
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|The Story of Me||Before I Was Born||What's the Big Deal?||Facing the Facts||How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex|
|Age Range||3-5 Years||5-8 Years||8-11 Years||11-14 Years||Parents|
|Product Dimensions||6.9"H x 8.2"W||6.9"H x 8.2"W||8.8"H x 5.8"W||8.8"H x 5.8"W||9.1"H x 6.2"W|
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SANDRA SPEIDEL has illustrated ten books for children, including Coconut Kind of Day and Evan's Corner. She is a graduate of the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and taught there for six years. Her illustrations have won awards from the San Francisco Society of Illustrators and the New York Society of Illustrators.
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By the time we purchased this book, our daughter was 6 and our son 7, which we felt was the perfect age for it. Six is probably the youngest you'd want to read it to. Be warned, this book is very blunt, has much more information than I had thought, but it actually reminded our kids of questions they'd had, but just hadn't voiced to us yet. The book briefly describes what sex is in an informative way, the way a mother gives birth, and all the parts of a child's body of both sexes. Our kids really just asked questions about parts of each of their bodies that just piqued their curiosity, not much about anything else. Kids at this age are usually innocent and just want information, since their minds just absorb facts like a sponge. We only read the book once every few months, just as a refresher, and answer any other questions that they've thought of since the last time.
Some parents might find the book having too much information, but if your child goes to public school or even has cousins or friends that do, I can promise you that your kids will learn much faster than you can imagine or anticipate. I realize we are not all the same in our parenting styles, but my husband and I decided to be proactive and answer our children's curiosity in an informative way before they learn it elsewhere. I want them to know the facts about their bodies and how God blesses a man and a wife much before they learn it from anyone else. They're under very strict orders to bring all questions and conversations of this nature to only us, but we want them to know now, at even so innocent an age, that they can always, always come to us with all questions and we will answer them openly and honestly.
Again, this isn't the book for everyone, but it was perfect for us. We'll be reading the next one to the kids in only a few years. Yikes!
I appreciate that I have the opportunity to talk about this with him now and that these books help me with the language and tone of the conversation. I've seen some reviews that say the age ranges are off on these books...if anything, I'd say some kids will need it younger. I know from my professional life that a lot of kids younger than my son see a lot more questionable material than he does, even in good Christian homes, and will need better information sooner. Even though our children are unusually separate from a lot of it (with no television and homeschooling), I don't lock them in a closet so they are exposed to it all the time. Our culture is so sexualized that you can't avoid it. I think most people have just gotten so used to it. Because we are a little separate from it though, it's really obvious to us. Even at Target, a supposedly family-friendly store, my son got really big eyes when they put up their swimsuit display and asked why the women in the picture were showing off their breasts. I explained that God intended breasts to feed babies but that the people who designed the ad were using breasts to get people's attention and sell more swimsuits.