Where Did I Come from? (Paperback)
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DescriptionAn honest, gently humorous, illustrated guide for children and their parents provides basic information about sex
- Published: 01 December 2000
- Format: Paperback 48 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780818402531 ISBN 10: 0818402539
- Sales rank: 308
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Reviews for Where Did I Come from?
I had this book as a little girl in the 80s and 90s, and it was the one book that didn't sugar coat and lie about things - I absolutely loved it! It's very descriptive, and not at all obscene. It's clear, and makes it fun to learn. It's also good to have those 'a-ha!' moments like "so *this* is what's happening" and also to prepare you for what *will* happen so it's not a shock. I've added this to my wishlist for my next payday so I can get a new copy for my own child, and will likely get the follow-on book as well. I remember watching a video version in school, as well. I highly recommend this book to parents and caregivers who want to broach this topic with their child. by Jennifer McGavin
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an absolutely perfectly balanced book. describes beautifully the creation of a baby. In 1986 many parents were utterly disgusted by this book and tried to ban it from school. i am quite alarmed to see the amount of dislikes marked against this book. Why are people so scared to explain the origin of life to their children? It doesn't need to be done until you know your children are ready to hear it. And the answer to that is simple. They are ready to hear it when they start asking questions. And why do so many children grow up thinking a baby grows in a stomach? Why are we scared to use the word 'womb'. It's like a 'room'. the baby grows in it's special womb-room. It's special. Come on guys! Get with the times! My son is 5 and he knows EVERYTHING because he wants to know - right down to the details of how a sperm has to meet with an egg and implant in the uterus wall, and how twins are made, the difference between identical twins and non-identical. I bet some of you grown ups don't know that. He knows why I have a menstrual cycle - not because I've forced it on him but because he has asked questions! Maybe he's going to be an amazing medical expert one day. I'm proud that he asks, and I'm proud that I know enough to provide him with the answers. What is more amazing and inspiring - also painful and scary and life changing - than the creation of a beautiful new baby? by Sarah Jooste
I had this when I was little. It is.... interesting.
Cartoon style but still quite graphic... by Katherine Mars