So That’s How I Began!
Written by Gina Dawson.
Illustrated by Alex Mankiewicz.
So That’s How I Began! is a book to have on hand from the moment a child begins asking questions. Children are curious about the world around them and how they came into it earlier than ever before, so it is very important that they can get accurate and honest answers to their questions from a trusted adult. It explains modern day families, body parts, natural and assisted conception, pregnancy and birth.
So That’s How I Began! is presented in a non-controversial, uncomplicated, age appropriate and matter of fact style, one that encourages all-important comfortable conversation from an early age. The book is entirely flexible – read it from cover to cover or simply jump to the part relevant to the child’s question.
So That’s How I Began! dispels the myths about conception and covers eggs, sperm, what is a family, male and female baby making parts, natural and assisted conception, the growing baby “Bump”, preparing for a new baby, the birth, caring for a baby, with even a mention of multiple births and how children come to be boys or girls. It’s all very relaxed and easy to read with headings for each section, so you can choose the answers relevant to your child.
The wonderful illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Alex Mankiewicz are appealing, tasteful, easily understood and fun whilst the text is positive and reassuring. So That’s How I Began! is a warm, all-inclusive book that children will love and adults will be comfortable with.