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Tell Me. What children really want to know about bodies, sex and emotions by Katharina von der Gathen, illus. Anke Kuhl.

October 17, 2019

tellTell Me. What children really want to know about bodies, sex and emotions by Katharina von der Gathen, illus. Anke Kuhl. Pub. Gecko press, 2019.

All families should have a book like this in the home if they have young children. Recommended as suitable for children 8 and up, it answers questions asked anonymously by children involved in classes with the author who is an experienced sex educationalist.

The answers are direct and heart warming and they are illustrated in a way to avoid embarrassment and to smile over. Gee I wish I knew all of this when I was young.

It covers more than the sex act and the sex organs although it does answer the question that males are obsessed with – “how long is a penis?”. It also answers the following What makes sex fun? What is homosexual? Do babies get made every time you have sex? What is porn? What is sexual harassment? What happens if you’re pregnant and you don’t want to have a baby? and the birth process and changes at puberty.

I liked it and thought it was fun and avoids embarrassment. It is easy for a care giver or parent to open discussion with their children using this book which incidentally opens from south to North. Anke Kuhl’s illustrations are a star.

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