Age Range: 3 and up
Series: Learning about Sex (Book 1)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Revised edition (June 1998)
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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The content of this book is quite good. It is a good introduction to differences between girls and boys. One page was a little heavy ("One way we are all the same is that we are all sinners. We all need to be forgiven." Also, I bought the "For Boys" version of this book as well and the content is almost exactly the same, just different page order. Save your money and only buy one of them. I wish the cover was more gender neutral (clever marketing department...)-then I would just buy one for both my son and daughter.
My 5 year old daughter enjoyed this book and it relieved me of an awkward subject - the fact that boys are anatomically different from girls. She is an only child and I really don't think she had the occasion to learn the outward differences on her own, so I felt it was time to address it, lest someone take advantage of her lack of knowledge in some nefarious way. This book is very simple and the perfect first book to read to your preschooler about sexual differences. The words were easy to understand, as were the illustrations. Her only reaction to the boy's anatomy was a giggle and "Look" as she pointed to the area, and that was it - she just accepted it without any confusion or concern. I am very glad we started with this one!
I bought this book to read to my four year old daughter. I have just looked through it to preview before actually showing her. I would say it's good overall. It touches on how God made boys and girls a little different. Also that babies are born through the vagina. It has one page with a picture of a little boy and girl from the front. We have a boy and girl so this will not be anything that my daughter hasn't seen before. I think it was done in good taste. Not too much info for her at this age. It does not go into any details on the act of sex, which for me is important. It touches on marriage (between a man and a woman only), and then they decide they want a baby to share their love with. So it goes straight to the baby growing inside the mother's tummy. This works for me. It does go into a lot about God making our families and church families. I am a Christian and love that my children are learning about God. I take issue though when the point seems forced and God's name is in every other sentence. This book seems to do that a little bit throughout. It touches on us all being sinners and that we need Jesus to forgive us. I teach my children this but I'm not sure I really like it in this book when the focus should be about our bodies. I do recommend it for an intro to the differences between boys and girls. Especially since it doesn't give too much info for this age group.
As a mother just begining to teach the "birds and the bees" this is a terrific help. The material is age appropriate and interesting to read. The best part, however, is the Christian aspect. I know that our children will understand and respect their sexuality more because they will know why God gave them this gift and the value of protecting that gift. Thank you Carol Greene for the books!
We have 2 boys and 2 girls so they have known boys and girls are different for some time. This was a nice gentle book to introduce the subject until we have to take it to the next level. Dont waste your money on buying the boys and girls version. This book is perfect for everyone in the family, not just my daughters. It's a better book for my 4 year old. My 6 year was a little old for it.
This is a helpful introduction to the differences between boys and girls, beginning at a young age. Some parents may not appreciate the drawing of a naked little boy and girl at this age, and I respect that. I found the book as a whole to provide a gentle background to exploring human sexuality at later ages. It helps to demystify what is often a taboo subject, and it does so in the context of loving, Christian families. This is a tricky subject, and it would be difficult for anyone to earn a perfect rating in presenting it, but I thought this series worked very well for me and for my daughters.
This is definitely a beginner, beginner book to this topic. My 3-year-old loved it, but it was a little babyish for my 6-year-old. The 3-year-old (a girl) was carrying around the book on the page with the drawing of a naked little boy and girl, saying "Mommy! This is what I have and this is what (brother) has!!"It was a great book for her to cement the fact that each gender is different, and we can all embrace how we've been created. But I think my quiet 6-year-old was probably left thinking "Duh..."
Easy to read and explain to your daughter the wonderful design of a human (intended for girls). 1 illustration of girl and boy body parts, the rest of the illustrations are of just family life, kids playing, different roles/jobs that men and women play in the world.Very basic information, not over whelming for a mind of a 3-5yr old child.
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