Silverberg, Cory Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You, illustrated by Fiona Smyth. NON FICTION PICTUREBOOK. Seven Stories Press, 2015. $23.95. Language: G; Mature Content: PG; Violence: G.
A group of 8,9,10 year olds learn about sex.
This instructional picture book is age appropriate and is designed to be read with a child. It covers bodies, touch, gender, talking about sex, and relationships. The children are multicultural and have varied parent relationships as well. Each section has “talk about questions” at the end.
This is a great resource for parents to use to start discussions, and the format makes it safe for children to have their questions answered. Attention is given to culture and family differences. Not appropriate for a school library, but should be in every public library and would make a great gift.
EL - PUBLIC ONLY, GIFT Lisa Librarian