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It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

Title

It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

Authors

Robie H. Harris

Illustrator

Michael Emberley

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780763633318

Pages

64 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; skin color; biracial family; different races

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Keywords

sex differences; sex intruction for children; childbirth; sex role in children

Diversity Impact

indirect

It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

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