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It's Not the Stork!

A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends · The Family Library

by Robie H. Harris Author · Michael Emberley Illustrator

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"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)

Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies?

IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Imprint:
Candlewick
Publication Date:
2011
Series:
The Family Library
Available in:
United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Thailand

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Robie H. Harris (Author)

"I wanted my kids to stay healthy, so I had to give them accurate information," says Robie H. Harris, whose training and deep interest in child development—and experience as a parent—made her realize how difficult but necessary it is to answer kid...

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