Robie H. Harris has written many award-winning books for children of all ages, including the definitive Family Library about sexuality: IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, IT'S SO AMAZING!, and IT'S NOT THE STORK! She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Michael Emberley is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Family Library. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland.
JWallis, February 16, 2015 (view all comments by JWallis)
This book has been great for my very curious 8 year old. She devoured "It's So Amazing!" and was ready for more details, "Its Perfectly Normal" re-explains these topics (and more) and adds more detail for the older audience. The drawings are slightly more sophisticated while still not being too much for the younger age range.
"Its Perfectly Normal" also helped me start / continue some conversations with her about bodies, sexuality, etc. She hasn't lived with us her whole life and had been exposed to some negative or incorrect thoughts about bodies and sexuality. This book addresses topics like homosexuality neutrally and as everyday topics that I can then continue with her on a more specific and personal level. It talks about bodies and development without shamefulness but as something that really is just perfectly normal.
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