Book: Mummy Laid An Egg!
Author: Babette Cole
Ages: 5-7 years
What readers like about this book: This story is about how kids of embarrassed parents bust some myths around ‘Where babies come from’. Most parents find it an awkward topic to talk about. But this book eases out all the bumps (pun unintended) and Babette Cole’s direct words coupled with funny illustrations take care of the rest.
Also hugely popular by the same author is Hair in Funny Places – a fun book book that talks about puberty. Babette Cole is known for her brilliant artwork and this book is an example of it.
Other books recommended by our parents on the topic are:
Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers Where do babies come from? (Lift-the-Flap First Questions & Answers) for 4-6 years or even earlier when the question pops up! Priyanka highly recommends this book to answer all the q’s on the topic! Excerpt from her review:
What’s interesting is, this book talks about all babies- babies of animals, birds, insects, humans.. It answers questions to how babies are made, to when they are born, what they need, how they grow up and what a baby will look like in their adult hood, all spanning through different species. Nirvana now jumps with excitement when she says- look Amma, a baby turtle comes out of an egg and not from the tummy, OR a baby polar bear comes out of its mommy’s tummy. But wait, a baby butterfly?? Err . Amma, its a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly, so caterpillar IS a baby butterfly!
What Makes a Baby for 3-7 years
Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan (the author of Father Christmas needs a Wee!) for 4-7 years
It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library) for 4-8 years
It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library) for 7-10 years