Created: 14th August, 2015

Let's Talk About Where Babies Come From

Author: Robie H Harris
Illustrator: Michael Emberley
Publisher: Walker

A comprehensive explanation about puberty, sex and relationships, pregnancy and childbirth, presented in a colourful and accessible book. The tone is friendly and unpatronising and encourages a healthy curiosity. The book is inclusive of all kinds of families, with positive content that explains and values adopted children's experiences for example, and discusses gay relationships and single parents in a positive way. There are references to abortion and masturbation which do not make value judgements.

The drawings which illustrate the book complement and clarify the written text, and also provide reassurance through the humorous characters of a bird and a bee who express the uncertainty often felt by children and young people who want and need to know more about this topic.