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Where Did I Come From? by P. Mayle

Where Did I Come From?  



  • Peter Mayle


  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: L Trade Paper (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0818402539
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.44 ounces


Card Catalog Description

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition. 


Tastefully presented, March 2, 2003

My parents used this book to help answer my questions about how babies are made when I was around 5 years old. This book provided just enough information to introduce me to the concept of sex and making babies without embarassing me too terribly much.

I notice that some reviewers worry that the book provides children with too much information or is too graphic. I find that the book would be incomplete if some of the information or the pictures were omitted. If they weren’t included, I know I would have had many questions unanswered as a child. The tasteful illustrations included in the book helped me understand the book’s content, rather than forcing me to fill in the gaps with inaccurate and possibly scary images that could have led to unhealthy views of sex.

As a child, I found myself really studying the pictures, cartoon images that are presented very tastefully and are actually sort of cute. The pictures do show the male and female anatomy, which is important information if a child is to understand how babies are made. They show a man and woman who love each other and are happy, things that would allow a child to have a positive and healthy perspective about sex and making a baby.

As a person who has had personal experience with this book as a child, I highly recommend it. I plan to use it with my own son in a few years.

(One last note: I believe this book is best suited for younger children that are asking questions or could be introduced to the topic of sex or making babies. It might be a bit juvenile for pre-teen.)