PETER AND CAROLINE by Sten Hegeler

PETER AND CAROLINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An exceedingly candid response to that ever impending question, ""Where do babies come from?"" Mother explains to Peter the history of his own origin, the differences between himself and his little friend Caroline and in what ways both children will change as they grow older. Peter is most inquisitive and as he leads mother from one question to the next she clarifies her answers with simple line drawings (by Gerda Nystad). Without masking information in obscure phraseology, the facts of childbirth and sex are offered in terms 5 to 8 year olds can readily grasp. Emphatically implied, this is not a book behind which embarrassed parents may hide. On the contrary, it invites further queries from the child and is wholly dependent on a frank comfortable attitude on the part of the adult.

Pub Date: June 9th, 1961
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman