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The Resource Who has what? : all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Who has what? : all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Who has what? : all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies
Title
Who has what?
Title remainder
all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies
Statement of responsibility
Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Title variation
Who has what?
Title variation remainder
all about girls bodies and boys bodies
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This series for young children provides easy-to-understand facts and answers. Launching the series is Who Has What?, a simple story following Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and a clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl's body or a boy's, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful
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ALA Notable Children's Book, 2012
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 2 — This is a straightforward presentation, as told through simple exposition and the dialogue of a young girl and boy who are going to the beach for the day. As the youngsters chat with one another about their similarities and differences, readers are greeted with visually appealing cartoonlike drawings that depict an array of people in various family groupings. As the two children change in their separate cabanas, arrows point to and name the parts of their bodies that distinguish them as male or female. A dog (of the same sex as the child) has crept into each child's cabana so its parts are labeled, too. Correct terminology is used, e.g., vagina, scrotum, penis, ovary, uterus, but Harris does not delve into how these body parts function, and she doesn't address the reproductive process. The book serves as a great way to introduce male and female body parts for anyone not used to discussing or naming them. For a more comprehensive look at body parts, reproduction, and birth, check out Harris's It's Not the Stork! (Candlewick, 2006).—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID --Maggie Chase (Reviewed October 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 10, p126)
  • Harris, the guardian angel of parents facing their school-age child's questions about sex, tackles the preschool set in this first book in the Let's Talk About You and Me series. Readers follow Gus and his older sister, Nellie, on a family trip to the beach; the relaxed environment enables Westcott to riff on the central theme that "Everybody everywhere has a body!" and to show Gus and Nellie's anatomy (including key internal organs) as they change into swimsuits. Harris understands just how much her audience wants and needs to know about sex: adult bodies are out, family dogs are in ("Hey, boy puppies have a penis too," notes Gus). The text is somewhat repetitious, and the dialogue forced and chirpy as Harris delineates everything, body parts and otherwise, that makes boys and girls similar and different ("Boys and girls like to catch frogs, swing high up in the air, ride scooters, and make a lot of noise"). Nonetheless, it's a sunny, useful introduction to anatomy that kicks some gender stereotypes to the curb in the process. Ages 2–6. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 25, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 30, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A family outing to the beach provides the opportunity for a discussion of the similarities and differences between boys and girls. In a conversation between a pair of mixed-race preschoolers securely strapped in their car seats, Nellie's play on the words "everybody" and "every body" leads Gus to wondering about body parts. Their beach visit provides an opportunity to see a variety of people and puppies, to itemize all the parts that boys and girls and dogs have in common (head, cheek, belly button, tummy, toes, etc.) and learn about those that are different. Harris (It's Not the Stork!, 2006, etc.) matter-of-factly combines common childhood language—"opening where poop comes out"—and anatomically correct terms such as vagina, penis and scrotum. The children's parents explain interior organs (appropriately placed boxes reveal what's inside) while applying sunscreen. Some information is conveyed in text, some in speech balloons or labels. Westcott's digital cartoonlike illustrations show different compositions of families representing a wide range of ages, races and nationalities. They include a very pregnant mother in a bathing suit, as well as, appropriately shaded by beach umbrellas, a woman discreetly nursing a baby and a man giving a bottle to his. This much-needed title stands out for its comfortably familiar presentation of material adults sometime find difficult to share with young children. (Informational picture book. 2-6)  (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011)
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10018629
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Harris, Robie H
Dewey number
612.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ53
LC item number
.H373 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • -1
  • 2
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Westcott, Nadine Bernard
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True
Series statement
Let's talk about you and me
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  • Sex differences
  • Human body
  • Sex instruction for children
  • Sex differences
  • Human body
Target audience
juvenile
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all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies
Label
Who has what? : all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780763629311
Lccn
2010040464
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)669160762
Label
Who has what? : all about girls' bodies and boys' bodies, Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780763629311
Lccn
2010040464
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)669160762

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