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Do Animals Fall in Love by Katharina von der Gathen, illus. by Anke Kuhl. Pub Gecko press, 2021.

May 27, 2021 Comments off

Written in response to questions asked about sex by children this highly informative and entertaining book is a must for inquisitive children aged 9 to 13 years.

it is divided into three main sections dealing with firstly The Art of Seduction or how animals get it together. secondly Mating which is both entertaining and informative and thirdly The babies Arrive which deals with pregnancy and looking after the new born.

Under the Art of Seduction animals prance dance sing and fight to attract a partner. musk ox bang heads together, kangaroos box, zebras bang necks together and swans dance and preen. Mating shows the wear with all that animals have and some of it is impressive but all accurate. And Arrive shows animals looking after the young. polar bears eat all summer and give birth in winter so that the young can suckle while in a snow cave. Ostriches are brought up by the males.

But do animals fall in love? Check this beautifully illustrated book out and see and get informed and have a good laugh at the same time. Domestic animals pets like dogs and cats are featured so children will be interested.

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

October 17, 2019 Comments off

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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