Where Did I Come From?: A Guide for Children and Parents

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The classic primer for parents needing advice on explaining the facts of life has been adapted for African American families. Color illustrations throughout.

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.

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Overview

The classic primer for parents needing advice on explaining the facts of life has been adapted for African American families. Color illustrations throughout.

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818406089
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 302,278
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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Peter Mayle
Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle is the author of eleven previous books, five of them fiction. He has received the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. Mayle has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2006

    Promotes Healthy Attitudes Toward Sex

    When I was about three or four, my parents read this book to me. I learned all of the proper names of body parts (I still think of peanuts without the 't'). When I was old enough, my mom and I read it to my younger brother. Many of my friends and neighborhood kids would joke about sex acts and their genitalia, but that was because they didn't know anything. My parents were concerned that my brother and I grow up with a healthy attitude towards sex and reproduction and with all of the information we may need. I can't tell you how much easier we both had it during puberty because we knew what to expect and why we were going through it. Thanks, Peter Mayle, et al.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2006

    The Greatest Book Ever

    I remember when I was old enough to understand this information, my mother handing me this book. My son is now eight and wanted to know 'I mean mom where do babies really come from, I mean how they are formed, how they get there...you know.' I am so excited that this book is still around so that he can read it and understand!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    In regards to what the last person thinks....

    I think this book is great. When I was 4 years old when I asked the infamous question to my parents. The next day they sat me down and read my sister and I this book, and to this day I remember the 'facts' from what was read to me all those years ago. I know that it was very uncomfortable for them to be talking to us about that but they did anyways. The individual that posted their not before me claimes that the book is too graphic in how it depicts sex to children but that is just it, sex is explicit no matter how you try and explain it. This is a great book for explaining the birds and the bees, when I have children I will you the same method that my parents used with me. the individual's opinon on the other book they recommend is questionable. That book isn't factual since God doesn't create life, human beings create life. Anyways, this book is great. It is graphic but it does explain sex and the body in a way that a child will be able to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Very inappropriate!!!!

    This book was very embarrassing for me as an adult to read even by myself. I couldn't imagine reading it to my children in the way that it was presented. I believe in giving my children the good hard facts, but not in this way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2004

    Great way to avoid being embarrassed!

    I vividly remember my parents reading this book to me when I was 7 or 8 years old. It really explained things to me in a good way that I could understand. Now that I am a mother myself, I will definately be reading it to my children when they are a little older. I mean, it's better that your kids know the 'real deal' from you than get their info (and you know they WILL get info about sex at some point) from some un-informed kid at school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2004

    I read this book with my 8-year-old son

    and I feel good about it! I was so nervous talking to him about where babies come from, yet knew it was time to do it so he doesn't get misinformation from others. This book explained things on his level, and although he found the whole concept 'gross'...I think he feels more confident/knowledgeable after reading it with me. I will read it with my other kids when they are eight as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2002

    Greatest book ever

    This book is one of the greatest books I have ever read, my parents read it to me when I asked, "Where did I come from", and I plan on reading to my kids when they ask me the same question.

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