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It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families – Robie H. Harris (Author) &

The age-old question.

Where do babies come from?

Well the only storks in this book are tongue-in-cheek, same with the birds and the bees.

This book is a frank discussion about reproduction, babies, sex, sexuality, adoption, gender, families, hetero- and homosexuality, sexual abuse, and STIs.


Now before you get all squeamish about a book for seven-year olds that talks about STIs and sexuality, I challenge you to give it a shot.

I also challenge why you may be perturbed by a body (and body image) positive book for children (for shame).

I also add the caveat that it approaches these matters in an age appropriate and visually appealing manner.

It is forthright and funny, and I really enjoy the fact that there are more books in the series that grow with their target demographic.

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Candlewick (1999) 80 pages ISBN: 9780763600518 Suggested Reading Level: Ages 7+

Harris, R. (1999). It’s so amazing! A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families. Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

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