It's So Amazing!

It's So Amazing!

A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

eBook - 2011
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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#8212; and about sex and sexuality, too. IT'S SO AMAZING! provides the answers and#8212; with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects elementary-school children's interest 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 covers similar territory but with an eye toward younger children's concerns.
Publisher: Somerville :, Candlewick,, 2011
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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sconnol6
Jan 17, 2020

Wonderfully factual. Great job avoiding bias and judgement. This book tells kids what all the words mean, so they have a great start at understanding sex education.

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heather_m_1981
Dec 31, 2019

Did not find this book suitable for my 4 year old daughter (a librarian recommended it to us). In fact, on the cover of the book it is recommended for 7 year olds and up. Even for a 7 year old be aware there are a lot of details and some pretty heavy topics. I also didn't appreciate that it was clearly a book written for Americans, which makes it tricky for Canadians.

Five year old daughter did not like ( too much information) but 8 year old son found it fascinating. Highly recommended.

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modestgoddess
Nov 24, 2011

Nicely done book about "the facts of life" - reader is guided through by a bird and a bee, funnily enough....! The bird thinks it is all sooo amazing; the bee wishes everyone would just stop talking about it. Probably children will identify with one or the other! Facts are clearly and plainly laid out in an easily understood format with lots of great pictures (the ones showing the stages of growth of a baby in utero are especially neat). Worth reading by parents first, to make sure you are okay with how info is dealt with, since the book also has a short section on abuse. It's delicately done and tries not to make it heavy, which is good. Our almost-six-year-old has not asked any questions yet but this book should serve as a good intro, before she's too much older. (This book was recommended by Meg Hickling, in her book The New Speaking of Sex.)

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LisaLou4405
Jun 12, 2006

This book was recommended to me by a friend for use with my 8 year old daughter. It was invaluable! Just the right combination of humor to deflect the embarrassment she (and I) were feeling, and factual information to give her. We read it together and then she could read it on her own and ask questions as they came to her. I had to renew it twice, she didn't want to return it! I think the cartoonish drawings were just real enough. I highly recommend this book to those parents who are wondering how to approach this subject with their kids.

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heather_m_1981
Dec 30, 2019

heather_m_1981 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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cindylund
Jan 13, 2019

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Feb 04, 2016

MizMollyMae thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9

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