Book Report In the book How Babies Are Made by Andrew C.
Andry, it shows how different organisms reproduce; the book starts off by introducing how flowers give offspring. It tells the reader that “plants begin with many eggs that are hidden”, this informs us that like humans plants also contain eggs. Then such as female mammal the flower contains ovaries which are located where the petals join the stem. The pollen is delivered by a bee and it grows a long tube that enters the eggs. This is the plants type of fertilization. Then the seed will fall into the ground where it will grow into another flower.
Plants have pollen and eggs; however mammals have eggs and sperm. The sperm comes from the male animal and the sperm has a head and a tail. Then there is a chicken and a rooster, together they make a baby chick. Then the eggs that are not fertilized become eggs that most people see on their plates. We see pair of dogs and it explains that the male dog has two scrota, and “a tube called a penis”(46) , the penis is what is used during reproduction. The male mounts the female and releases his sperm. Then the egg is fertilized and in eight to nine weeks a puppy is born. The female produces milk in her mammary glands and feeds the puppies.
Then finally we see how two humans have a baby. The woman has ovaries and every 28 days an egg is realized travels down its fallopian tube. The man has sperm in his penis and with the penis he enters the woman’s vagina and then the man releases his sperm into the vagina.
Then the egg is fertilized and travels down into the woman’s uterus. Then in a couple of weeks the baby starts to form and then after nine months a child is born. The females body helps deliver the baby through the vagina. Then the umbilical cord is removed. Just like the puppies the child receives milk from the mothers mammary glands and it receives milk.Then this showed how families are formed. The way that the authors shows the reader how children are made and reproduced , is an accurate way to show how offspring are produced.
Then it has a simplicity that allows the child to understand the language and the pictures that are shown. If I were to present this to my children I would actually enjoy reading this to them. It would allow them to see the route where the sperm enters the vagina and it also informs them of the correct terms such as vagina and penis. I would actually wait until their curiosity eaked and then when I notice that they are starting to ask more and more about their body I will commence reading the book to them. Then as they mature into adults I would also inform them about the changes that they are going to go through and how to deal with them. After reading this book I found that the images where the two dogs are having sex was a little graphic, along with the two chickens.
It showed the positions that they were in and it showed how the dogs mated. I would have just showed the internal route where the dogs sperm travels up through the vagina. Then for the chicken I also would have just used the internal model.