I spent a few hours yesterday reading the entire set. WOW. I am really impressed. The first book - "The Story of Me" is written for 3 to 5 year olds and presents The story of how Paul came to be. It talks about a baby in the mommys tummy and how God planned all this. All this is written in a story form.The second book - "Before I was Born". This book is written for 5 to 8 year olds. This book is also written in a story form. This book gets into more detail and even explains intercourse in a beautiful way. I would feel very comfortable reading this to my 7 yo and 9 yo. What I really like is the way they present the information in the context of marriage, how God intended.The third book - "What's the Big Deal?" This book is written for 8 to 11 year olds. This book is wriiten as fictional conversations between parents and children. The child asks a question and the parents gives an honest asnswer that always brings things back to God's original plan. The questions are relevant to todays tweens questions.The fourth book - "Facing the Facts" is written for ages 11 to 14 (or older). This book is a different format. And to be honest I didn't read it word for word. I did skim the chapters. This is written more like a health text but from a Godly point of view. This is the most in depth of the books and addresses things like STD's and other related issues. It still brings things back to God plan. This set presents this part of life as God intended without guilt or embarrasment. I plan to use it with my children and would encourage other parents to check it out.
Good. Really basic. Some pages / pictures generate a great deal of confusion. I birth at home. The picture of the hospital situation appears scary, and I for one do not want to scare my children. Most babies are born head first, so they must be upside down to be born. I disagree that breech is always a medical emergency; cesaerians could have been presented in a better manner; such as saying the placenta was covering the cervix.
Great first book in the series. Just read it to my 9 and 7 yr olds. It gave me all the "right" words to say so I didn't have to worry that I was explaining it "wrong" or giving them too much information for their age. They seem to have gotten enough info from this book to answer their questions for now. Though they are age appropriate to move to the next book, I'm going to wait until they start asking more questions. The first one really covered everything that they are curious about now.