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Some children start asking questions about sex by the time they are three, and this book is designed to aid parents in their answers, without going into technical detail or being too graphic. The illustrations are accurate without being overly explicit....

Title : How Babies Are Made
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ISBN : 9780316042277
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 88 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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How Babies Are Made Reviews

  • Katie
    2019-03-05 21:16

    This is the book my mom handed us as kids to dispel any beliefs we may have had in the stork. I used to flip through the pages over and over again for years. The best part is that instead of drawings or photographs they use cut out pieces of paper formed to look like animals and people, then photographed. It's actually very cool to look at and highly educational. :)

  • Kat
    2019-02-16 13:21

    I'm rather surprised at how good this book is. It only got 3 stars because it is pretty exclusively heterosexual and there's an undercurrent of single race couples. Yes, I know cocker spaniels don't have a race, but they come in lots of colors - just not in this book. Also, it has the "mom and dad must love each other" undercurrent as well. While I think all children should be born of love, I don't necessarily think that love has to be between the egg owner and the sperm owner. The book starts out with a detailed description of how flowers procreate. It does not use euphemisms. It talks about the eggs in the ovary, how the pollen gets to the eggs, and how the fertilized egg becomes a flower. Then it moves on to chickens. Here you introduce sex (male inserts sperm into female). Then we move on to puppies. Here you introduce the idea of a fetus growing inside the mother. Finally we get to human babies. The illustrations are photographs of cut paper and are quite beautiful. They also manage to be explicit (paper penises!) without feeling explicit. All-in-all, and excellent book for answer the question, "where do babies come from?" but I suggest using it as a starting point to discuss how else families are made.

  • Haley Hoenke
    2019-03-01 18:24

    Science, Health, Reproduction

  • HeavyReader
    2019-02-17 13:22

    The illustrations in this book are so rad! They are made from cut out paper which was then photographed. So cool! My favorite, if I remember correctly is the rooster and the hen. The human illustration was not nearly as cool as it could have been.I actually never saw this book as a child, only stumbled upon it as an adult. I don't know where my copy went. Maybe I sold it. I hope I got a lot of money for it.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-19 15:07

    We've used this book each time, when the kids were about 8, and our "talk" went great. They kids understood and when they had questions they felt they could ask them. We like how easily the book moves from plants to animals to people.

  • Steven
    2019-03-17 21:17

    It's simply the best of any and every book that's ever been written to teach 4-10 year olds the "basic facts of life. Magnificent. Brief, to the point, easy to understand text accompanies beautiful paper sculptue pix. Get it!

  • Chad
    2019-02-20 18:33

    This is a solid book. My son is 8 and when I feel like it's time for him, I'll likely have him read this one.

  • Amy
    2019-02-23 13:37

    My ultimate favorite from when I was little.

  • Jen Barker
    2019-02-27 17:33

    I've used this book as the starting point to teach my young children about human intimacy. It really helps if they have been exposed to or watched videos of animals mating. Succinct and tasteful.

  • Andrew
    2019-03-16 16:20

    Successful at teaching about sex - in a Mister Rogers kind of way.

  • SilverdeThug
    2019-03-03 18:07

    I hated this book my mom made me read it. Just because it will help me in my future doesnt mean i would like it

  • Richard
    2019-03-06 19:33

    Good book, great book art. The sculpted paper images are evocative of a gentler age.