In my attempt to make my summer vacation less boring as what it is right now, I downloaded an e-book whose title definitely caught my attention. At first, I thought that George Frank Butler’s novel entitled Every Girl’s Book talks about romance and/or heartbreaks, little did I know that the agenda of this book is to subtly explain the “birds and the bees” to little girls.
The story revolves around a conversation between Elsie and her mother. The topic in of their conversation when Elsie asked her mother about the cross-pollination of flowers, and how important is the role of a bee in such cross-pollination. Then, one topic lead to another, Elsie’s mother finally discussed and contrasted the procreation of human beings and procreation of animals/insects. It is obvious that the book aims to explains procreation, not only of the flowers, but the human beings as well. What amazes me more is that this book was published way back Year 1912, it means that the explanation of procreation to little girls and boys was not easy during that time, and up to this generation, the same problem is being dealt with until our present generation. The only difference is that kids nowadays are more curious and adventurous than the past generations.
What I love most about this book is that I can use it to explain “the birds and the bees” to my future children without thinking whether or not the terms or words that I am using is too much for them to understand. From this book, the hassle of teaching reality to children and adolescents is one degree lower.
- Plot: 8 out of 10 (The plot is actually simple, I repeat, the aim of this book is to explain procreation to children, so don’t expect cheesy lines or hefty drama from this book)
- Level of Entertainment: 9 out of 10 (A good novel, indeed!)
- Level of Censorship: General Patronage
- Will I recommend this book to other people?: YES!
- To whom do I recommend this book?: To the parents and parents-to-be who does not have any clue how to answer the questions of their little kids about the birds and the bees.
So how about you? What was the last book you’ve read? Did you love it? 🙂
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