Mommy Laid An Egg

By Babette Cole,

Book cover of Mommy Laid An Egg: Or, Where Do Babies Come From?

Book description

Two children explain to their parents, using their own drawings, where babies come from.

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1 author picked Mommy Laid An Egg as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

When my daughter was in first grade in Germany, her teacher read this book to her entire class. Sex education is considered a right in Germany since knowing how your body works is essential for your reproductive health. In the U.S. it’s left to us as parents to teach sex ed to our kids—which I’d argue is less than ideal, given the high costs of keeping kids ignorant. (The U.S. has higher rates of teen AIDS, teen pregnancy, and abortion than Germany.) If you don’t know how to broach this subject, this book is a good, age-appropriate, place to start…

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