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It's Not the Stork: A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

    We Loved This Book

    Read this book last night to our seven year old. We are expecting our second child and were struggling with how to explain what is going on with the pregnancy and where babies come from. He giggled and laughed and asked lots of questions. and we tried to answer as many as we could. One thing that was helpful was explaining how many years it takes a doctor to learn about the human body and letting him know that he couldn't learn it all in one night or from one book. We told him as time goes on we'll explain more and more when he is ready to understand it. We also told him he could read the book on his own whenever he wants and can come and ask us more questions. My husband and I sat down together to read this to him and I think that was really important to my son learning that human sexuality is a normal beautiful part of an ADULT'S life. Made sure to tell him, even at seven, that sex was meant to only be shared with someone very special and that any time a person has sex that a baby could happen and that is why it is for grownups only.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    My son checked this out of the library and I read the beginning

    My son checked this out of the library and I read the beginning chapters with my 6-year-old grandson. Perfect pitch for his age and sophistication. I'll absolutely be buying the book now because I know we'll want to go back to it several times as he gets a little older and has more questions.

    We realized it was past time when he mentioned that his baby half-sister (divorced parents) hadn't grown her 'parts' yet and when he said that our dog was trying to 'lay eggs' when we saw him humping the pillow!

    I especially like the way it includes all kinds of families very matter-of-factly because my own children were adopted and very few 'where do babies come from' ever mentioned that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    great book

    Wonderful book to help children understand about our bodies and questions they might have. Pictures aren't graphic but show enough so a child understands. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Exactly what we needed

    We are expecting our 3rd baby and wanted a book that could help us with explanations for our 7 year old daughter and 10 year old son. Our 7 year old didn't want us to stop reading it to her. It prompted excellent discussions, during which my husband and I could articulate our family's specific values. My 10 year old preferred to take the book into his room where he read it in private. I followed up with some questions over the next few days to make sure he read and understood it. I've always talked to my kids about their private parts, using the correct anatomical names, and about appropriate touch, but I regret not talking to my 10 year old about intercourse and how a baby is made sooner. Now I am shopping for the books that the same authors wrote for older children. I'm grateful for the guidance.

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