It's Not the Stork!

It's Not the Stork!

A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

eBook - 2006
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Random House, Inc.

"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.

Baker & Taylor
Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to answer questions that younger children frequently ask about the human body.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780763658632
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Emberley, Michael
OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 21, 2018

A GOOD choice to help explain this topic in simple and yet understandable sentences for kids. It is also a great guide for kids to read alone from age 6 and up. Parent(s) discussion with the kids afterwards would make it even better!

Oct 16, 2015

Quite a good book! Let your child read it (and read and discuss with your child), when you think it is appropriate.
I will make a similar observation to one person's comment RE a book for older children from this series --this book presumes a sex and gender binary, so not as useful if one's child is intersex, non-binary, or gender-fluid.

morrisonist Sep 16, 2015

why does everybody want to take away childhood! it's just like humbert and Lolita! ❤ GET A GIRL TO LIKE YOU!

Jun 11, 2015

straightforward way to explain every detail to kids. hope i won't need it soon!


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