It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

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Candlewick Press, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 81 pages
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With honesty, accuracy, humor, and warmth, IT'S SO AMAZING offers children the real information they need—now more than ever.

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby female or male? Why are some babies twins? How is a baby adopted? Children sure have lots of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality too.

IT'S SO AMAZING! provides the fascinating answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book style artwork, and a clear, lively text that reflects an elementary-school child's interest in science and how things work. Throughout the book, a curious Bird and a squeamish Bee help tell the AMAZING story of how a baby is made—from the moment an egg and sperm join, through pregnancy, to birth. IT'S SO AMAZING! also addresses, in a reassuring and age-appropriate way, related topics such as love, sex, gender, families, heterosexuality, homosexuality, sexual abuse, and HIV and AIDS—while giving children a healthy understanding of their bodies.

Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley, author and illustrator of IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL: CHANGING BODIES, GROWING UP, SEX AND SEXUAL HEALTH, created IT'S SO AMAZING! in response to requests from parents, educators, librarians, and health professionals for a book that would address a younger child's concerns. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, this comprehensive, forthright, and funny book is just what children need—to provide answers to their questions and to keep them safe, healthy, and unafraid.
  

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The pictures are lovely and colorful. - Walmart
I love the illustrations (drawings). - Goodreads
Very educational, too! - Goodreads

Review: It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

On my 9th birthday, my parents took me into their room and gave me this book. They didn't say much. They just told me to read it. I did, and I loved the pictures and learning the book's lessons. And ... Read full review

Review: It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

User Review  - Misa - Goodreads

My six year old has read this book over and over. It's brought up the opportunity to discuss many things talked about in the book, which is great. I love the illustrations (drawings). The book keeps ... Read full review

Contents

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FRESH FOOOi FRESH ARJ KEEPWG SAFE
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STRETCH PUNCHl TALKNK3 ABOUT
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Robie H. Harris says, "My challenge in writing IT'S SO AMAZING! was to weave the fascinating and complicated science facts about reproduction and birth into the story of the egg and the sperm, and to communicate to children in an honest and simple way how amazing this story really is!"


Michael Emberley says that while creating the illustrations for IT'S SO AMAZING!, he "tried to delicately balance age-appropriateness, absolute accuracy, honesty, and just plain fun.

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