Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts Of Life by Meg HicklingBoys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts Of Life by Meg Hickling

Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts Of Life

byMeg HicklingIllustratorKim La Fave

Hardcover | October 1, 2002

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With humour and sensitivity, Boys, Girls & Body Science provides no-nonsense answers for children - and parents - with questions about sex. Specifically designed for young readers, Boys, Girls & Body Science walks children through the wonders of their bodies in a direct, easy-to-read manner. The story begins with Nicholas, 7, and Jenny, 5, learning about different types of science in their class - from ecology to the digestive system. Then Meg Hickling, a guest speaker, comes to talk to them about a new type of science. Hickling talks about the "science names" for the children's body parts, about good and bad touches and about making babies. She coaches the children not to be embarrassed or shy about body science: "We are going to make this just like a science lesson, we will learn to think like a scientist and we will learn the scientific names for our private parts," she says.

Hickling is a Registered Nurse who has been teaching sexual education for over 25 years. She is an outstanding educator, and her ability to convey difficult material with sensitivity, gentle humour and warmth distinguishes her as a remarkable teacher and role model. In this latest publication, Hickling brings her award-winning lesson into the homes, schools and libraries of inquisitive children everywhere!
Meg Hickling is a Registered Nurse who has been a sexual-health educator for more than twenty-five years. Her ability to convey difficult material with sensitivity, gentle humour and warmth distinguishes her as a remarkable teacher and role model. Meg is the author of the runaway bestseller Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need to K...
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Title:Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts Of LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550172360

ISBN - 13:9781550172362

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative and simple My 4 year old son and I borrowed this from the library. It gives accurate names and slang terms for body parts. Explains private areas including mouth & chest. Just enough details of sex and how babies are made. My son enjoyed it and learned from it.
Date published: 2007-08-07

Editorial Reviews

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"Hickling is magnificent with children."
- Donna Sinclair, The United Church Observer

"Her impact...has been enormous and visionary...one of the best educators I have ever seen."
- Ian Haysom, The Vancouver Sun

"It is not easy to talk about sex. Meg is truly a master at this."
- Chris Simmons-Physick, Supervisor, Toronto Kids Help Phone