Thursday, June 07, 2007

Book Review: It's Not the Stork

One day, a little over a year ago, Pippi and I were talking about the coming arrival of Bardo. Pippi asked all kinds of questions about what would happen, etc. I basically ended up describing child birth to my four-year-old. Then she insistently asked me how Bardo got in my belly anyway. I was completely caught off-guard. I can't remember exactly what I said, but I was NOT ready to answer the question, and I deflected it somehow so I could think about how I was going to handle it.

A few days later I happed upon It's Not the Stork by Robie H. Harris at the library while Pippi was at story time. It was an answer to a prayer. I left the book out where Pippi would find it. She picked it up and immediately brought it to me. She LOVES the book, and just asked me if we could get it again when she saw me blogging about it. If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 7, this book is a great way to answer those important questions. You might want to check it out from the library, though, so that you don't have to talk about sex every night with your preschooler. This was THE book for over a month. And seriously, the pictures just make me laugh.

Note: Harris has a different book for older kids that gets rave reviews, as well.

5 comments:

Sisyphus said...

Yes, the cartoon sex was hilarious (and very age appropriate too).

Lisa said...

Sounds like a good book. In 4 years you'll have to tell me about it again!

eryka said...

I need this book. Isaac keeps asking questions about the baby and how things work. Maybe this could help in case his curiousity keeps up.

Nancy said...

these are such good tips. hopefully i'll remember them later!

Prairie Smoke said...

Wow age four seems early for this question. I noticed that most kids seems to want to know around age eight. A Prent's Guide published by the church is really a good source to consult too. I loved how it handles this subject.