BEFORE YOU WERE A BABY by Paul & Kay Sperry Showers Showers

BEFORE YOU WERE A BABY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Let's read and find out indeed--and in full: the look and location of the sperm and the ovum, of the ovaries and the testes, of the vagina and the uterus and the uterine tubes; the route of the sperm cells from the testes through the penis into the vagina, the uterus, the tubes; the union of the sperm and the ovum, the division into two, four, and more cells; the implantation of the ball of cells in the side of the uterus; the growth of the ball into millions of cells (at four weeks the size of a pencil eraser); the further development of the fetus (not so designated) until, upside down, it is ready to be pushed down into the vagina and ""out into the world."" As drawn by Ingrid Fetz in soft pinks and blues, the sequence is not unappealing, and the text is simple and succinct rather than clinically detailed. Nevertheless the only word for this presentation in toto is graphic--albeit sensibly and tastefully graphic--and the value, and virtue, of such a very young revelation you'll have to decide for yourself.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1968
Publisher: Crowell