Where Did I Come From?: African American Edition

Where Did I Come From?: African American Edition

by Peter Mayle, Sanders


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The classic primer for parents needing advice on explaining the facts of life has been adapted for African American families. Color illustrations throughout.

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ISBN-13: 9780818406089
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.58(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Where Did I Come From?: African American Edition 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was about three or four, my parents read this book to me. I learned all of the proper names of body parts (I still think of peanuts without the 't'). When I was old enough, my mom and I read it to my younger brother. Many of my friends and neighborhood kids would joke about sex acts and their genitalia, but that was because they didn't know anything. My parents were concerned that my brother and I grow up with a healthy attitude towards sex and reproduction and with all of the information we may need. I can't tell you how much easier we both had it during puberty because we knew what to expect and why we were going through it. Thanks, Peter Mayle, et al.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when I was old enough to understand this information, my mother handing me this book. My son is now eight and wanted to know 'I mean mom where do babies really come from, I mean how they are formed, how they get there...you know.' I am so excited that this book is still around so that he can read it and understand!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great. When I was 4 years old when I asked the infamous question to my parents. The next day they sat me down and read my sister and I this book, and to this day I remember the 'facts' from what was read to me all those years ago. I know that it was very uncomfortable for them to be talking to us about that but they did anyways. The individual that posted their not before me claimes that the book is too graphic in how it depicts sex to children but that is just it, sex is explicit no matter how you try and explain it. This is a great book for explaining the birds and the bees, when I have children I will you the same method that my parents used with me. the individual's opinon on the other book they recommend is questionable. That book isn't factual since God doesn't create life, human beings create life. Anyways, this book is great. It is graphic but it does explain sex and the body in a way that a child will be able to understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very embarrassing for me as an adult to read even by myself. I couldn't imagine reading it to my children in the way that it was presented. I believe in giving my children the good hard facts, but not in this way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I vividly remember my parents reading this book to me when I was 7 or 8 years old. It really explained things to me in a good way that I could understand. Now that I am a mother myself, I will definately be reading it to my children when they are a little older. I mean, it's better that your kids know the 'real deal' from you than get their info (and you know they WILL get info about sex at some point) from some un-informed kid at school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
and I feel good about it! I was so nervous talking to him about where babies come from, yet knew it was time to do it so he doesn't get misinformation from others. This book explained things on his level, and although he found the whole concept 'gross'...I think he feels more confident/knowledgeable after reading it with me. I will read it with my other kids when they are eight as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the greatest books I have ever read, my parents read it to me when I asked, "Where did I come from", and I plan on reading to my kids when they ask me the same question.