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Where Did I Come From? : The facts of life without any nonsense - Peter Mayle

Where Did I Come From?

The facts of life without any nonsense

By: Peter Mayle, Paul Walter (Illustrator), Arthur Robbins (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st December 2000
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
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How do you explain orgasm to a seven year old?

How do you explain the process of conception?

How much should you tell and what should you skip? And how do you tell it so that it interest your child and doesn't embarrass you?

Where Did I Come From? covers all the basic facts from love-making, orgasm, conception and growth inside the womb, through to the actual birth day. It names all the names and shows all the important parts of the body.

Where Did I Come From? tells the facts of life as they are - without any nonsense, and in a way that children can understand and parents enjoy.

About the Author

Peter Mayle (born June 14, 1939 in Brighton) is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. He spent fifteen years in the advertising industry before leaving the business in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people. His 1989 book A Year in Provence became an international bestseller; it chronicled a year in his life as a British expatriate in Ménerbes, a village in the southern département Vaucluse.

His books have been translated to more than twenty languages. He writes for magazines and newspapers. A Year in Provence was produced as a TV series starring John Thaw and screened in 1993. His novel A Good Year was the basis for the 2006 film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott and starring actors Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

Peter Mayle lives in Lourmarin, situated in Luberon, in Provence, France.

British Book Awards named A Year in Provence Best Travel Book of the Year (1989) and Author of the Year (1992). The French government made him a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) in 2002, for coopération et francophonie.

Illustrated by Arthur Robins.
Designed by Paul Walter.

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3.8

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4.0

Great resource for enquiring young minds

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    Excellent resource for growing minds

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    4.0

    An oldie but goody

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      Comments about Where Did I Come From?:

      Wonderful book to give boys and girls information about how they got here. Great for discussion with mum and dad or just to browse by themselves.

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      2.0

      Disappointing!

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        I bought this book to be prepared for that question. So being that it has been around since I was a kid I thought I would grab a copy for future reference. Very disappointed. I think that it would raise way too many questions than answer them - I don't think that I will be using it (will donate to the Library).

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        5.0

        Fantastic for young readers

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          I recommend this for all parents who have children that are at an inquisitive age, and are asking the questions that you have trouble answering. It is very well written for kids to understand and is fun and informative so that its not embarrassing.

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          4.0

          Informative, easy to understand!

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            This book was easy to read and understand.
            My 10 year old daughter found it informative and a little amusing in an embarrassing sort of way!

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            4.0

            I had this book when I was a child!

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              Comments about Where Did I Come From?:

              I gave this book to my son at aged 8 but found we could only read a little. Some time later he was interested again so we pulled the book back out and revisited parts. Now I'm using it with my daughter. I had this book when I was a kid so I feel comfortable with the content and how it is presented.

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              ISBN: 9780818402531
              ISBN-10: 0818402539
              Audience: General
              For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
              For Grades: 1 - 4
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 48
              Published: 1st December 2000
              Publisher: Kensington Publishing
              Country of Publication: US
              Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 22.9  x 0.6
              Weight (kg): 0.16
              Edition Number: 1