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It’s Perfectly Normal

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) - Michael Emberley, Robie H. Harris

It’s Perfectly Normal is written in a conversational style between a bird and bee who discuss topics about puberty and sexuality. This book is meant to be an informational book written for ages ten and up, but is recommended that a parent or caretaker preview it or share it with their child. Not only is it full of scientific facts, but also contains cartoon style drawings that have caused the book much controversy because of their graphic nature. The book covers the topics with correct anatomical/scientific terms and information in clear language that can easily be understood by older children. This book  promotes an open and sincere conversation between child and adult in an age appropriate way. Ultimately, parents (adult caretaker) should be involved in their child’s reading choices and decide what kind of information their child can be exposed to.  


Harris, R. (2009). It’s perfectly normal. Boston, MA: Candlewick Press.