Category: Books

Cory Silverberg (author) and Fiona Smyth (Illustrator), “Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU”

Sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth tackle—in a humorous and informative way—the birds and the bees. The colorful multi-racial comic book aimed at children ages 7 to 10 or Grades 2 to 5 depict children and families from all walks of life, orientations, and gender identities. Sex Is a Funny Word provides answers to questions children and adults may have, the author points out, “Everyone has their own idea of what sex is.” While others, “think they don’t know anything about sex.” And so the author provides different scenarios in which the topic may arise and poses questions to open up a discussion with family members or adults a child trusts. After all, “learning about sex is kind of like visiting a carnival or a fair. You can never do it all in one day.”