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The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made by Fiona Katauskas

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made by Fiona Katauskas, is the book that replaces the book that many of us grew up with as kids –  Where did I come from?

Do you remember that book from your own childhood? Or the video? (If you want a good chuckle, go and watch it now!)

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made is the modern day guide to the facts of life. It is factually correct, a contains nearly everything that a child needs to know about baby making. It is ideal for children aged between 7 and 11 years of age.

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What’s inside The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made talks about:

  • the fact that babies are made by us all – animals too
  • the silly stories that kids may hear about how babies are made
  • the differences between boys and girls ie boys have a penis and girls have a vulva (it doesn’t talk about intersex and where a baby is born and the genitals don’t tell you if they are a boy or a girl)
  • drawings of penises and vulvas (+ inside them ie the reproductive organs)
  • how we become an adult
  • what happens during puberty
  • how boys become fertile – sperm
  • the menstrual cycle or ovulation ie what happens each month that makes a woman fertile
  • sexual intercourse ie traditional penis in vagina (man on top) baby making
  • fertilisation – it talks about the in and out motion of penetration building up to orgasm (I don’t know of any other book that does this, other than Where did I come from?.
  • fertilisation ie sperm into the egg
  • different types of egg joining – twins, triplets,
  • IVF, egg and sperm donation
  • how the baby grows – what the baby does whilst it is growing, how big it is as it develops
  • cutting the cord and our belly button
  • premature babies
  • baby feeding – breast and bottle
  • summarises up with how amazing our bodies really are

Reading tips

Make sure you have a look inside the book, The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made first, before you read it to your child! That way you will know what to expect, as there is a detailed description of what sexual intercourse is (well the ‘man + woman = baby’  or ‘penis in vagina’ type of sex).  You can find some tips on how to read ‘sex ed’ books here.

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made does give a rather detailed description about sex. It won’t harm young children to know this stuff, but it is probably a lot more detailed than what most parents are comfortable explaining (so do make sure that you are comfortable talking about this before you actually read this book with your kids). Most books just say that the man puts his penis inside the woman’s vagina. This book takes it to the next step, by talking about the rhythmical movement of sex and the build up towards orgasm – just like  in the book, Where did I come from?.

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made covers a lot of sex education topics but it isn’t too wordy, so you could quite easily read it in the one sitting or break it up into smaller parts. You could also just give it to an older child to read by themselves – just make sure that you have a chat with them about the book, later on. And let them know that they can come and ask you any questions.

Buy a copy

You can find a copy of The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made  from Amazon or Book Depository or Booktopia.

Video book review

You can also watch a video review of The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made, by watching this video, below.

 

 

Other sex education books

There are a lot more sex education books out there, that talk about a range of other topics.

You can find them listed in this new FREE parent resource: Sex Education Books for Children: a Parent Guide.

Make sure you go and check it out. It includes a lot of sex education books that will make talking about sex, a whole lot easier!

There you will find other books like The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made, that will help with talking about sexual intercourse or how babies are made in the world today.

In summary

The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made by Fiona Katauskas is a great book and really is the modern-day replacement to “Where Did I Come From?’.

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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