Top critical review
covers the basics, but illustrations could be better
June 4, 2018
I remembered my parents getting this book for me as a kid so I ordered it for my son who has been asking a lot of questions lately. It's not as good as I remembered it. Granted my son is on the young side but this could have been better with a few more relevant illustrations in place of some less helpful pictures (a girl skipping isn't particularly helpful when explaining intercourse, of which there was literally NO visual aid to accompany the description). I've seen other good visual aids that depict the anatomy and internal organs and how it all fits together and something like that would have helped immensely (or at least more than a drawing of a man and woman hugging under the covers). It's almost as if they were afraid to be too explicit and instead ended up not being quite explicit enough. Older kids can probably fill in the blanks that are missing from this book, but I think I may need to get another book for my son.