Who better to review a children's book than a mom with four kids? I sat my kiddos down at the table and had "the talk". You know, about the birds and the bees minus the sycamore trees (words thrown in only because they rhyme).
My kids are currently 12, 11, 9, and 8 years old respectively. I've answered the question, "Where do babies come from?", at various points throughout their young lives as they've asked. I've handed out answers appropriate for the age of those whose ears were listening to my reply; however, explaining the science behind my answers is a different story! Enter in this book, "Where Do Babies Come From?"
This book was well received by my children. The illustrations were top-notch and flawless! From the mother-and-daughter conversations to the descriptions of the inquisitiveness of the child at hand; from cover-to-cover, this book is an aid to the age old question that will help all parents speak to their young children everywhere!
Written by a doctor, (how much better can you get?), this book shows a baby's development, inside a mother's womb, via child-friendly illustrations, from the single cell that becomes divided, multiplies, and grows to become the baby that is welcomed home in a mother's arms.
It's a book that's appropriate for infants all the way up to home-schooled tweens! By sitting with my four children and reading through this book, conversations were sparked regarding the science and biology behind the images: "Did we all really start out like that?", "It's kind of like 'The Magic School Bus' episode where we saw the baby chick's development inside the egg!"; "Did we all really drink milk from your nipple?"; "What does breast milk taste like?"; "If a woman has to have a surgery to remove a baby does that hurt?"; "What happens if a mom has five babies at once? How does her skin stretch that much?" Great questions and all asked after reading this one, little book!
For every parent who has a four-to-five-year-old starting to question everything, to include, "Where Do Babies Come From?", you won't find a better book to explain and describe than this one! Based upon a Christian world-view that I believe in too: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!"
All text is rhythmic and rhyming, easy to understand, and flows smoothly. I highly recommend!
Reading books and writing reviews brings with it every emotion under the sun; forever changing, forever changed, and I wouldn't have it any other way. May my words not only help fellow readers but also the authors of the books we read.