What Makes a Baby
Written by Cory Silverberg, illustrated by Fiona Smyth
The Tool Shed offers a variety of books for parents and caregivers who are looking for materials to help them talk to young people about sex, sexuality, and human diversity in a positive, age-appropriate, and healthy manner. Feel free to contact us or to stop by the store to see our selection.
"Designed for all kinds of children in all kinds of families, this will be particularly welcome in adoptive and non-traditional families but is, uniquely, an appealing and informative complement to early sex-education discussions with any child."-Kirkus Reviews
"It's an informative and entertaining read for kids of all parents, straight or queer. And, hey, even if your kids were conceived the old-fashioned way, they should know not everyone was--and why."-Queerty
"The new book What Makes a Baby offers an origin story for all children, no matter what their families look like." -The Atlantic
Geared to readers from preschool to age eight, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a twenty-first century children's picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn't gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.
Written by a certified sexuality educator, Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is as fun to look at as it is useful to read.