A children’s book has come under fire from parents after the author wrote graphic depictions of sex in the story aimed at four-year-olds.
Parents have expressed outrage over a children’s picture book that features graphic depictions of sex.
my body is growingby Dagmar Geisler, is aimed at children as young as four years old, but includes detailed information about sex that has infuriated parents, The sun reports.
Readers learn about different forms of birth control, including birth control pills and the IUD.
There are also vivid descriptions of what happens when people have sex.
Hundreds of furious parents have now denounced the writer on social media after excerpts from the book were shared online.
The book, which is also sold in Australia, has since been removed from Amazon locally and overseas, with a message that reads: “Sorry, we couldn’t find this page.”
An Amazon spokesperson told news.com.au: “We have content guidelines governing the books that can be offered for sale. We invest significant time and resources to ensure our guidelines are followed and remove books that don’t meet these guidelines. You can find our content guidelines for books here.”
A clip, which shows a couple in bed together, has been widely shared online. It reads: “They huddle together for a long time.
“They kiss all over their bodies. Behind their ears, on their necks, on their chests and stomachs, even on their buttocks and between their legs.
The author goes on to talk about sex, writing, “It feels good to both of you.”
A Bristol parent called the book “disgusting”.
“This book is for kids ages four to eight,” they wrote on Twitter.
“They are caring for our children and no one talks about it or even tries to do anything.
“I bet they show this stuff at school. This is how they destroy an entire society.
Another replied that he would contact his child’s school and ask if the book was in the library.
A third said: ‘Disgusting. If I sent him home, he would be “lost”.
“I would offer to pay for a more appropriate. FFS!”
One user said kids should be able to wait until they’re older to learn about birds and bees.
“Why the hell can’t kids just grow up at their own pace instead of being forced to do stuff like this from an early age?” they wrote.
“Although a certain culture encourages this behavior, innocence is non-existent these days.
“Leave it at least until high school age.”
A blurb of the little book on Booktopia, where the book is still available, reads: my body is growingDagmar Geisler strives to show preschool and elementary readers that we really aren’t that different, whether we’re boys or girls.
“Although we may all seem similar on the outside, we are each our own person on the inside.
“At this age, our bodies and minds change – we grow!”
This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced with permission