By ABC NEWS.
When Australian cartoonist Fiona Katauskas had to use a 40-year-old book to explain the facts of life to her son, she decided to update the record and write a modern book on where babies come from.
Being a cartoonist by trade, Katauskas opted for a collection of drawings for children, creating a picture book that gives kids a clear picture of the birds and the bees.
The result was The Amazing Story of How Babies are Made, a “light-hearted” guide to modern conception and birth.
Speaking to ABC New Breakfast, Katauskas said she was truly amazed when she discovered how few books existed on the subject.
“When my oldest son asked how babies are made I just assumed that there would be tons of books on the subject,” she said.
“I tried to explain it and then thought I need some sort of pictorial guide and there were two books I could find at a big bookshop. One of them was super boring and dry and the other one was Where Did I Come From, from 1973.
“So I had the surreal experience of reading the same book to my son that my mother read to me. It’s one of the only books that we can get in Australia, and it’s still the best-selling book on the subject.”