With Gage – Mommy Laid an Egg OR Where Do Babies Come From? by Babette Cole

Mommy Laid An Egg: Or, Where Do Babies Come From?

Mommy Laid An Egg

This was Gage’s favorite book of the week. Let me start by saying that I made an error in throwing this in with other picture books in his basket. I didn’t look closely enough or I may have been prepared for the book (or maybe not since it was more graphic than I’d thought it should be. One review called a few of the pages in the middle the ‘ crayon kama sutra’ and they were spot on). But as we snuggled up on the couch and Gage started to read to me I thought I was safe, the parents telling the story were clueless. Then the kids took over and all of the information, with crayon pictures drawn by the kids, came out.

Gage already knew a bit (enough I thought) about where babies come from, but this was another level. After he finished I asked if he had any questions and he flipped back through the pages and asked a few. In the end, I think this was a good fit for Gage’s 10 years. Could younger kids read it? Depends on the kid, as always. I’m glad we read and even thankful for the somewhat crude but funny illustrations.

Gage’s thoughts...

The mom and dad tell their kids where babies come from, but the mom and dad did not tell the truth. The kids know where babies come from and they tell where babies really come from. I liked this book because it has facts about where babies come from. I would recommend this book. 4 1/2 stars.