*This post is brought to you in partnership with The Baby Tree. All thoughts are our own.*
Where do babies come from? It is a question most kids ask, but many parents aren’t quite sure how to answer. The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall takes a humorous approach to this age- old question regarding reproduction. Designed for ages 5 to 8 years, this book tackles the tough questions in an age appropriate way.
Join a curious little boy who just discovered his mom is pregnant. He wants to know where babies come from and asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman. The answers he receives are certainly silly, but his parents clear up any confusion by the end of the book.
I had fun with my own boys, ages 6 and 7 chatting about The Baby Tree. I ask them if they know where babies come from, and we read the book together. With so much talk about body parts, they erupted into a fit of giggles. Take a look:
While most of my boys’ answers were simple but mostly on the mark, take a look at this adorable video from the book’s publisher. You’ll see several silly answers to where babies come from.
At the very end of The Baby Tree, parent will find more answers to virtually any question a child may ask about babies. This is a great option for parent’s who feel their child is ready for a more detailed explanation but isn’t a required read as part of the book.
If you or a loved one have a child in this age range, I highly recommend this humorous book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her artwork has also appeared in various magazines and exhibitions. Previously she lived in Sydney, Australia, and has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory.
Look for The Baby Tree at retailers nationwide including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. It has available in hardcover and has a list price of $17.99 but both retailers are offering a discount. You can visit the author’s website and also follow Penguin Kids on Twitter and Facebook.