Everything children really want to know about sexuality and bodies—and aren’t afraid to ask. This book collects questions asked by boys and girls and answers them directly: the questions are real, the answers honest and the images funny.
How much sex education do children need? As much as they ask for, say the experts. And exactly what do children want to know? Ask them! This book collects questions asked anonymously by children in classes about the human body, love and sexuality by experienced sex educationist Katharina von der Gathen. The answers are both direct and warm-hearted, giving children the information they really want to know in a form they can relate to. What is so important about the body? Why do bodies grow hair? Why do people kiss? Is it embarrassing to have sex? Why do breasts hang down? What does it feel like to be in love? Can a grandmother have children? What is a hormone? Can a child fart when it’s inside a mother’s body? What is sexy?
- There are few books on this topic and fewer still that are so warm and accessible—even charming!
- Funny illustrations and a funky format
- Additions for the English edition make this up-to-date and relevant to today’s conversations about sexuality
About the author
Katharina von der Gathen was born in 1972. She works in the area of sex education with children and adolescents from a wide range of backgrounds. She lives in Bonn with her husband and four children.
Germany 2014 & Australia 2019