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

author: Robie H. Harris
illustrator: Michael Emberley

series name:
The Family Library

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.

"In their previous landmark volumes . . . Harris and Emberley established themselves as the purveyors of reader-friendly, straightforward information on human sexuality for readers as young as seven. Here they successfully tackle the big questions . . . for even younger kids." Ė The Horn Book (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $13.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763658634 /  9780763658632
on sale date:
08/2011
type/format:
Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Boys & Men; Girls & Women; Health & Daily Living; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Robie H. Harris is the trusted and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including Itís Perfectly Normal, Itís So Amazing!, and Itís NOT the Stork!, essential guides for children on bodies, babies, families, and health. She is also the author of the first three books in the Letís Talk About YOU and ME series. She lives in New York City.
illustrator’s comments:
Michael Emberley is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the illustrator of many books for children, including several collaborations with Robie H. Harris: It's So Amazing, It's Perfectly Normal, Happy Birth Day!, Hi New Baby!, and three picture books in the Growing Up series, books that tell stories and facts about the first five years of life.
 
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