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talented illustrator -but explicit birthing picture
on 10 November 2004
The illustrations are very warm, with coloured pencil & pastels, and well drawn.
The cute soflty rounded features and rosy details on these slightly larger than life characters make the pictures very child-friendly.
If you are planning a homebirth, or having children witness a birth, this is an excellent book to prepare them for the experience. The text makes the natural process of birth understandable for children, and exciting.
Overall though, read it first. I didn't realise this book would be as graphic as it is - if you haven't explained to your child about the exact process of childbirth, you will need to after this book. One of the illustrations shows the baby entering the world from mother.
It's not untasteful but I haven't explained to my 3yr old yet, & had to rather hastily closed the book midway.