Item description for Almost 12 by Kenneth N. Taylor...
Overview Describes the biology of human reproduction and sex in a Christian context, and provides answers for young people about sexual morality
Publishers Description Author Kenneth Taylor gives parents a successful and important tool for teaching their children about the wonders of human reproduction. Written to be read page-by-page with a child, "Almost 12" follows the progress of human life from conception to birth, highlighting key facts and important moral values. With its question-and-answer section, art, photography, and easy-to-read format, children ages 10-12 will discover the miracle of birth in an effective and non-threatening way. Revised and updated for a new generation, "Almost 12" also contains a new chapter to discuss premarital sex and sexually transmitted diseases.
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Studio: Tyndale Kids
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.48" Width: 4.44" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1999
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0842310711 ISBN13 9780842310710
Availability 0 units.
More About Kenneth N. Taylor
KENNETH N. TAYLOR was the founder of Tyndale House Publishers and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). With 10 children and more than 25 grandchildren, he had ample experience in teaching children about the Bible. Kenneth is the author of The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, Devotions for the Childrens House, and Big Thoughts for Little People, as well as the best-selling Living Bible paraphrase. His desire was to see more and more easy-to-read, understandable, contemporary versions of the Bible in hundreds of languages overseas.
Kenneth N. Taylor lived in Wheaton, in the state of Illinois. Kenneth N. Taylor was born in 1917 and died in 2005.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Almost 12?
I read this book myself at age 11 Jul 28, 2006
My mother gave this book to me when I was 11 years old. Unfortunately, I think a more appropriate age would've been 9 or 10, before my perceptions of sex were influenced by peers. My own daughter is 8 years old, and I intend to share this book with her now. While some reviewers complain about the lack of content, as an 11 year old child I felt it provided ample information. My mother always kept an "open door policy" when it came to discussing sex, so additional questions I had were answered by her. That is how it should be. The book should be used as a tool to introduce sex, not a concise encyclopedia of sex and morality. I'm buying several copies, by the way, to share with my friends who also have children expressing curiosity about sex. And I hope the book is as helpful to my daughter as it was to me all those years ago.
This book taught me Sep 23, 2003
I read this book just before turing twelve over a decade ago. If you are a religious person and want to raise your children with good Christian valuse, this book is excelent. I am grateful that my parents used it to teach me about sex.
Great Tool for Parents Jun 24, 2000
I found this book to be a great parental tool. It is age appropriate sex education from a Christian perspective. It was an excellent resource.
For Christians Only Apr 5, 2000
I didn't realize when I bought this book that it was so oriented toward a strict religious view of sex. I believe it is detrimental to children developing today to have so many "forbiddens" and to teach them that sexual orientations different from the norm are wrong. This book tries to take the parent's place and teach morals directly to the child. If you buy the book, make sure to read it before giving it to your child to read, you may find out your child is learning exactly the opposite of what you want him or her to know.
This book is an affront to ANY parent or pre-teen! Jun 14, 1999
Although the material is cloaked in conservative Christian words, only the most narrow-minded Christian could agree with the author's outlandish "commandments" disguised as "God's Word". As a Christian, I was very offended for the author to claim to be THE intrepeter of God's word.
The information presented is very minimalistic, concerning itself only with the basic conception and birth process. The author's only attempts to address children's questions about sexual feelings, masturbation, homosexuality, etc. is a simplistic "I (the author, speaking for God) say it is a sin."
The author, quite forcefully, attempts to replace parental responsibility of instilling morality in children, with preaching his own views, evangilizing that to not follow his views is sinful and punishable by eternal damnation. He even goes so far as to mock the Supreme Court of the United States!