God's Design for Sex Series, Book 1: The Story of Me, Ages 3 to 5 2007 Version
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"Tell me my story again, Daddy!" Little Paul Jackson loves to hear his parents tell him the story of where he came from. And so, beginning all the way back when God knew and loved him before he was born, and brought his parents together to love each other and to have a little boy to love, Paul's parents explain to Paul where he came from and how and why God made him. Paul participates along the way with questions and comments of his own, about himself and his baby sister. At the end, Paul exclaims, "I love that story! I love to know how God made me!" His father replies, "It's a wonderful story, Paul. It is one of the most wonderful stories there is." This winsome book beautifully tells its story with wholesome, simple, honest content accompanied by delightful paintings to illustrate the text, and is charmingly realistic in its portrayal of this interaction between godly, loving parents and their young child.
Spend a few special moments with your child and The Story of Me, sharing the stories of God's wonderful love and the marvelous body that is His special gift!
Number of Pages: 48
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 7.25 X 8.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: God's Design for Sex
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JOEL SPECTOR was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to New York City when he was twelve years old. "As a kid, I knew somehow my life would have to involve art," says Joel, who went on to graduate from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. He has worked with advertising agencies, book publishers, magazines, and record companies, and his work has been shown by the Society of Illustrators. He now works in New Milford, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and their four children.
Happy Mom5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Customer Service!February 14, 2016Happy MomQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I haven't read through the series with my kids yet! But, upon receiving the pack of 4 books in this series, I realized that I had received duplicates of one of the books and had not received book #1. I called the Customer Service number on my invoice and they sent me the correct book no questions asked. No hassle! No extra payment for additional shipping! I was pleasantly surprised; so thank you christianbook.com!
MomofFourinFFXFFX, VAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5SimpleAugust 10, 2012MomofFourinFFXFFX, VAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read this to my 4 year old son. He didn't seem to "get it" but I think that, given a little more repetition, and following up with the other stories in the series as he gets older, it will. I like how these books allow you to address a sensitive subject in a wholesome manner.
MaidenfineKansasAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Book Recommended by DoctorsJune 2, 2012MaidenfineKansasAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was recommended by a pair of therapists at a childrens ministry conference I attended. And the book certainly did not disappoint. I read the book to my daughter and I felt like all of the material was both appropriate and helpful. It made it very easy to talk to my daughter about her body, and also about keeping it private. The book is written so that it will be relevant to every child. I highly recommend it, especially if you have no idea how to talk to your children about their bodies.
froggyjNorwalk, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is so age appropriateMay 2, 2012froggyjNorwalk, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read it to my 6 year old granddaughter and it was the perfect way to tell her about the way she was made. I have already recommended it to several people.
clowens9144SCAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Publisher description is accurate...December 28, 2011clowens9144SCAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5ABOUT AGE RANGES:
I bought this book for my 5 1/2 year old son and 9 year old daughter based on the review descriptions I read here. It was *okay* for my 5 year old, but I will buy book #2 for both of them. The reviews made it seem like the books were somewhat advanced in their age ranges (i.e., use Book 1 for the Book 2 age range, and Book 2 for the Book 3 age range) but this is NOT the case. Book 1 was right on target for the 3-5 age range. My 5 year old was ready to take it all to the next level. The information that would be "just enough" for a 3-5 year old only brought on more questions from a nearly 6 year old. This is not from being over-exposed to sexuality, but simply because children at that age are mentally capable of thinking on a higher cause-and-effect level. As far as the 9 year old goes, this was old news to her. She didn't pay the slightest bit of attention. The book focuses on the development and anatomy of a baby, and being an older sibling this was old hat to her.
ABOUT THE CONTENT: I wanted something that teaches a godly view of family and sexuality without being overly graphic or vulgar. I definitely got what I wanted there: "God wants only people who are married to have babies." Way to go! And as far as the baby-making process is described, it only says [paraphrased], "God took a little piece of Mommy and a little piece of Daddy and made you!" Be prepared for proper genitalia names. (That's usually a bigger deal for the parents than the children!) I certainly appreciated the small, low-key, non-scary section entitled, "But are all hugs and kisses good?" That's something we all have to guard our children from, unfortunately, even in the church building.
BEAUTIFUL illustrations. Highly recommended.
Q: Is this book appropriate for an adopted child? How does it deal with that topic>?
This book does address the issue of adoption by saying that some parents are better able to provide what a baby needs, so the child was given to new parents who could give that love and support.
Since each child is different, discernment is required of the parents to determine if it is suitable for their child.
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