Top positive review
A good starter book to spark an honest dialogue with your child
on 14 September 2017
I think it's important to teach young children at least the correct names for their private parts as soon as they are old enough to notice and start asking questions. I have had this conversation with my pre-schooler to not only make him aware of the name but also the personal nature of his genitals, for safe-guarding reasons. I.e. they are his property alone for looking at and touching! I found this book endearing and simple to read. The only thing I would have omitted was the diagrammatical illustration of the inner parts of the reproductive organs. I felt this went over my child's head somewhat because it relates to the internal anatomy that he can't see. It was also a bit confusing because he couldn't make sense of the diagram. The book also should make up its mind about whether it is purely discussing sexual organs and puberty, or discussing sexual intercourse and reproduction. Trying to do both superficially didn't really work. However, as a starter book this is fine and I would recommend to all responsible parents to open up an honest dialogue with your child about the sexual organs and privacy.