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It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 8 2014
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How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.
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Perfect for children 4 and up
"In their previous landmark volumes . . . Harris and Emberley established themselves as the purveyors of reader-friendly, straightforward information on human sexuality for readers as young as seven. Here they successfully tackle the big questions . . . for even younger kids."
—The Horn Book (starred review).
Perfect for ages 10 and up
"This refreshingly candid tour of the facts of life is just the ticket for jittery parents when it’s time to explain the birds and bees to their curious kids.”
— People Magazine.
Don't miss Robie Harris's Let’s Talk About YOU and ME series
Launching the series is Who Has What?, a simple story following Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and a clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl's body or a boy's, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful.
Robie H. Harris follows the stages of pregnancy and childbirth in a matter-of-fact and comfortable way.
Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.
Robie H. Harris introduces preschoolers to the pleasures of eating healthy, being active, and feeling good.
"This thoughtufl, innovative, and comprehensive book helps children with issues that are on their minds anyway — and gives all of us the language we need to share with them." — T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., author of TOUCHPOINTS: YOUR CHILD'S EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT
As a pediatrician, I know that children have many questions about reproduction, birth, bodies, babies, and families. Finding the answers, in a comfortable, appropriate, and interesting way, is an essential part of growing up healthy in body and mind. This book provides an opportunity for children to find answers to their quetions with clarity of explanation, fabulous illustrations, and humor, together with an all-important sense of wonder." — Perri Klass, M.D., Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, Boston, MA
"An excellent resource on sex education for young children, presented in a lively and engaging style for both kids and parents. A book every family should own." — Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; co-author of RAISING BLACK CHILDREN: TWO LEADING PSYCHIATRISTS CONFRONT THE EDUATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS FACING BLACK CHILDREN
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Michael Emberley says that while creating the illustrations for IT'S SO AMAZING!, he "tried to delicately balance age-appropriateness, absolute accuracy, honesty, and just plain fun."
- Publisher : Candlewick; Illustrated edition (Aug. 8 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 88 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0763668745
- ISBN-13 : 978-0763668747
- Item weight : 544 g
- Dimensions : 24.92 x 0.89 x 30 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Using the cartoon birds was also very helpful, especially when covering the subject of appropriate/not appropriate affection and touching, in a manner that would not confuse or frighten them.
Some years ago I loaned the book to someone who did not return it, so have now purchased it again for my granddaughter's Mum to use it with her and her siblings. I would definitely recommend this book to parents to use with their children.
It also says "sex" is equivalent to gender, which is incorrect. Gender is the presentation of "man or woman / boy or girl", and sex is the biological aspect of "male or female".
At first he just looked at it but wasn’t reading but we made the time and day to read chapter by chapter which works great.
Good for telling our experiences of birth and talking about our own family. Also useful for re-iterating the message why privates are privates!
(Have left the HIV section too when she is a bit older) The cartoon birds make it more lighthearted, which may be needed in some places.