HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes


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Age Range: 3 - 8
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 Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. In the warm, generalized illustrations (rough pencil, gentle color), the important moments are discreetly shown without explicit detail; the minutes-old baby is shown resting on his happy mother's stomach and, later, nursing, while a final illustration depicts the growth of the fetus within the mother's body. Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-10734-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1991