I got this book to start introducing the idea of sex to my six- and seven-year-old children. They love this book. They've both re-read it several times and talk about the concepts within. Some of the diagrams are simplified for the intended audience (not expecting Gray's Anatomy), but it was adequate enough to satisfy my daughter's piquing curiosity about how bodies are different and my son's curiosity about exactly how a man's penis contributes to making a baby.
But this book isn't the first and last conversation you should have with your kids about the topic, either. We're using it as a launching point, to put the seed into their minds (bad pun) that this happens and this is where they came from. And they love discussing whether they were Willy, if they are better at swimming or at sums, etc. They'll ask more detailed questions as time passes (and they already have). But I can't stress enough how enjoyable this book was for both my kids and me and I can't imagine a better or easier way to start this conversation.
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK; 1 edition (2 February 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099456486
- ISBN-13: 978-0099456483
- Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 0.5 x 19.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)