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Amazing You: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts

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"Mom, where do babies come from?”

Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks that question—which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming sexually aware but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' ...

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Overview

"Mom, where do babies come from?”

Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks that question—which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming sexually aware but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' bodies. Lynne Cravath's whimsical illustrations enliven the text, making this a book that parents will gladly share with their young ones.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts by Dr. Gail Saltz, illus. by Lynne Cravath, begins with a note to parents, then asks young readers to "Take a good look at yourself in the mirror. What do you see?" Beginning with "Head, arms, hand, legs, and feet," the narrative then progresses to "private parts," calling them by their nicknames and then getting serious about the function of the uterus and penis-tactfully skirting details about intercourse ("When a man and a woman love each other and decide that they want to make a baby, a man's sperm joins with a woman's egg"). Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This title tackles basic body awareness and sex education. The text speaks directly to young children, differentiating between body parts that are visible most of the time and those that are kept hidden, showing the differences between girls and boys and offering a simple explanation of how babies are made without explicit reference to sex. Cravath's sunny cartoons show the various parts in a straightforward manner, though preschoolers may be confused about where the internal ones are. The text also uses terms such as "vagina" and "urinate" without actually explaining what they mean, and, curiously, the text does not discuss breasts at all, though there are side-by-side illustrations of a boy and girl in the baby, preschool, and adult stages. An author's note advises parents on the finer points of discussing these delicate issues. Though Laurie Krasny Brown's What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys (Little, Brown, 1997) remains the gold standard for sex ed for young children, this book is a friendly supplement or a nice starter for parents who aren't quite ready to go into the detail provided in Brown's book.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525473893
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 191,772
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.34 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    Cute

    Good for teaching young children about their body parts and about keeping thier bodies to themselves. It's all cartoonish so that parents that are uncomfortable with the idea of thier young children seeing actual pictures can relax.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    excellent starter book!

    This book covers the basics of anatomy, privacy and where babies come from with just the right amount of detail for a very young child. The drawings were very helpful in explaining gender differences to my child who has no siblings and was curious as to what "parts" the other sex has. I would absolutely recommend this book for kids even before they start asking questions. The information within is an important foundation for the questions that are sure to come...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

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    I bought this yesterday for my 4-year old who asked me 'how babies get into the mommy.' The book has wonderful pictures, and just enough information to answer questions without going too far for little ones. In fact, it had so much great stuff that my daughter's questions were more like 'why is the mommy wearing a different dress on this page?' :) It was absolutely perfect for what I was looking for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 4, 2012

    what is the age group for reading this book?

    what is the age group for reading this book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    Perfect beginner Book for dicussion

    I bought this book to begin the conversation with my very curious 8 year old son. It was colorful, informative and accurate. It is recommended for "preschoolers" although I can not imagine presenting it early in age than 8 or so... just how I parent.

    I like how it handled conception. It did not use the word intercourse. I feel like that it a term I would like to talk about in a few years with him.

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