This is how you are made – (10-12 years)

A rhyming story to explain the differences between boys and girls

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x21

Pages: 75 in full color

ISBN: 978-88-590-0761-6

Publication date: 01/01/2015

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11)


With a style which is both poetic and clear and simple, this book aims to teach boys and girls aged 10 to 12 all about the complexities associated with identity and gender, a topic which is of fundamental importance in any emotional, sexual and civic education programme.
Through a fun rhyming story, the young reader comes face to face with a family where the main characters, two teens, have been able to freely express their identities as boys and girls, without any of the pressures of gender stereotypes which still exist in today’s society. If Caterina has short hair and only wears jeans and Martino has long hair and loves dancing, if a woman does a job that is usually done by men and vice-versa, the finale message is that everybody should take charge of their own gender identity, overcoming stereotypes and respecting themselves and the people around them.

The story also allows boys and girls to be discussed from the point of view of genital anatomy and provides material and information in line with primary school educational and didactic objectives.

With its offering of innovative content according to the principles of Psychological Story Telling and the in-depth worksheets on the topics dealt with, this book proves to be an excellent tool for the emotional and sexual growth of children and youths in the third millennium.


The story