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It's not the stork! : a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families, and friends / Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Michael Emberley.

Harris, Robie H. (Author). Emberley, Michael. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780763658632 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0763658634 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006.

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Formatted Contents Note: Bird and Bee go to the zoo -- 1. So-ooo many questions! -- 2. Girls do this, boys do that -- 3. Same? Different? -- 4. Toe to head -- 5. Head to toe -- 6. What boys have -- 7. What girls have -- 8. Girls grow up, boys grow up -- 9. So many eggs! So many sperm! -- 10. It's NOT the stork! -- 11. The BIG swim -- 12. The growing womb -- 13. Pinpoint to watermelon -- 14. The twisty cord -- 15. All day, all night -- 16. Boy? Girl? 1 baby? 2 or more? -- 17. It's a baby! -- 18. Happy birthday! -- 19. Cuddles and kisses -- 20. All kinds of families -- 21. Okay touches, not okay touches -- 22. Girls, boys, friends -- 23. Growing up -- Bee-lieve it! -- Thank you!
Summary, etc.: From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies - a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. 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.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Sex instruction for children.
Sex role in children > Juvenile literature.
Sex differences > Juvenile literature.
Childbirth > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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