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Made with Love: How Babies are Made Paperback – Illustrated, 16 Apr 2004

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New edition edition (16 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333741862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333741863
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 0.5 x 26.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 381,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kate Petty lived in Cornwall with her husband, Mike, before tragically dying from cancer in May 2007. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. The author of a number of novelty and pop-up books, including the innovative The Great Grammar Book and The Wonderful World Book, Kate was also involved in creating amazing books for the Eden Project children's book list.

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About the Author

Kate Petty has spent many years working with children's books and is a successful author of non-fiction for many ages. She has written several successful non-fiction books for Macmillan including Ben Plants A Butterfly Garden (0 333 78109 0), Sam Plants A Sunflower (0 333 68259 9) and Rosie Plants A Radish (0 333 78107 4); Charlotte's illustration style is unique in her use of bright collage and black line. She has illustrated two picture books - Lucky Socks and Tabitha's Terrifically Tough Tooth (Gullane Children's Books) This is her first book for Macmillan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By cornflakegirl on 14 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
My 5 year old son chose to borrow this book from our local library. I read it with him, and thought it was brilliant. With great pictures and simple text, it briefly describes the mechanics of sex and how the baby develops inside its mother. It's presented in a question and answer format (child asking questions, parent answering), with pictures of the family doing everyday things as they talk. This book made it really easy to talk about sex with my son, at a level that he was ready to understand.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen on 16 Mar. 2013
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I think it needs an age guide- a little bit inappropriate for my daughter who is 7 years old I feel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A fabulous book 26 Oct. 2006
By Mother of Two - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful, tasteful book about how babies are made (conceived, developed in utero, and born). Each page presents a child asking a question (e.g. "Where did I come from?", "How did I get into your tummy?", "How did the sperm get from Dad to you?", "When did I start to look like a baby?", "Could you feel me moving inside you?", "How did you know when I was ready to be born?", etc.) and a parent, sometimes a mom and sometimes a dad, answering the question with concise, tasteful, correct and easily understood words. As you can see from the picture of the cover, the book is done in bright primary colors and uses very sweet illustrations that you and your kids are sure to love. I really appreciated that the children and parents in this book come in different skin tones and don't look a bit dated (the book was published in 2004). I bought this book after a lot of research on the web, conducted frantically on the night of my son's sixth birthday, just after he asked me ALL the questions that I was not at all prepared to answer. We leave this book out in our room and read it when the kids ask us to do so. Our four-year old daughter is very interested in it, more so than our son. For now though, I do skip over the pages that deal specifically with sperm, eggs and private parts. She loves the book any way and is fine when I tell her I'll read her the rest of the pages when she's a bit older. I've read the whole thing to my son since he has asked lots of very detailed questions. I would highly recommend buying this book BEFORE your kids start asking questions though if you, like me, have already been grilled on how babies are made, this is a great book. For now this book is only available from the U.K. but it is definitely worth the extra shipping and wait time. It help that the book is very reasonably priced.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good starting point 16 Feb. 2008
By CC - Published on
Format: Paperback
The strength of this book is that it is accurate, detailed, but most important: age appropriate for probably age 4 - 10. Some children's books on this topic gloss over conception in an unrealistic way. However, this one does a good job. The only thing wrong is that it states a baby grows in the Mom's "tummy." I crossed that out with pencil and wrote "uterus," in the copy I bought for my children. For the rest of the book however, correct terminology is used.

I recommend this title for primary schools, because even though it looks like a picture book for younger children, it would be perfect even for 10 - 12 year olds as well. Older children could be asked (after studying a unit on human reproduction) "what is wrong in this book?" They should be old enough to know babies grow in the uterus, not the stomach. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Simple and concise 5 Jan. 2011
By sj - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An excellent book which in a simple and concise way explains where babies come from.
Only note of imprecision is still using the childs idea that the baby is in some way connected to the tummy.
Though this is often a childs response since the stomach is much higher in the body than they realise.
Despite that well worth the cost and the colourful pages add interest.
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