From the first time their kids ask “where do babies come from”, every parent knows that sooner or later they’re going to have to have the dreaded conversation about the birds and the bees.
And many of us probably remember an awkward talk with our parents, filled with confusing euphemisms and little real information.
So author and cartoonist Fiona Katauskas decided to help parents by writing The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made, a book aimed at teaching kids about sex.
Katauskas describes her book as “frank and funny” and hopes that humor will help parents feel less embarrassed when teaching their kids about sex, puberty, pregnancy and birth.
But after the book was discovered in the kids section of an Australian Kmart many are questioning whether or not it’s appropriate for it’s target audience.
Opinions about the book were split. Many parents felt it wasn’t suitable for children and were furious that the book had been placed in the kids section.
Some however saw nothing wrong with book and praised it for helping correct much of the misinformation kids are already receiving from peers at school.
To others it came down to a matter of personal choice, believing that parents who felt the book was inappropriate shouldn’t buy it.
Following all the uproar Katauskus responded on Twitter, standing behind her book and saying she found much of the reaction to it “hilarious.”