How Was I Born? (Story and Nillson’s Book)
Elphy embarks on a whimsical quest to understand the mystery of birth, seeking answers from friends with amusing and creative explanations before discovering the truth from Mr. Stork.
Elphy has lots of questions! Whenever he doesn’t know the answer, he asks others!
Today, Elphy’s friend, Teddy bear, is gonna have a new brother! Elphy is gonna visit his friend’s new born brother. But Elphy doesn’t know where the new born baby has come from!
Well! Where does himself has come from! How was he born? When Elphy arrived at his friend’s house, he asked Teddy:
Teddy! How were we born?
Teddy scratched his Tommy and said:
Well! I think my mom ate a gallon of honey, and That’s how was I born.
But my mom doesn’t like honey! So how was I born! Elphy wondered!
Teddy didn’t know the answer! So Elphy went to Tigerous and said:
Hey! Tigerous! Do you know how were we born?!
Maybe, the lion, Who is the king, has a basket full of babies and he gave us to our moms from that basket!
But I’m really big! I don’t thing I could fit in a basket! Said Elphy.
So you were born different! Tigerous answered.
Elphy went to the little Squicky who was a squirrel.
Hey, Squicky! Do you know how was I born! Asked Elphy.
I think your mom planted you in a garden and then you were born. My mom did the same think. said Squicky.
Elphy got happy. Because he was born like one of his friends. So he tip toed to the river to drink water with his long trunk. Elphy saw Kitty the cat who was swimming there. Elphy said:
Kitty! I know how Squicky and me were born! Do you want me to tell you?
Meaw! I know! They were brought us from the Big Bazaar!
NOoOoo! They planted us! We grew like a flower! Elphy was confused!
Cute little Bunny, Who was listening, said:
But my mom told me that Mr. Stork, who is the forest’s doctor, brought us to this world.
Elphy was really confused. Why no one knew the answer!?
Elphy went to Mr. Stork and said:
Bunny’s mom told us that you brought us to this world! is this true?
Mr. Stork laughed and said:
Yes of course! There was a time that your parents really wanted a little cute baby! So you grew in your mommy’s Tommy! When you grew enough, I helped your mommy and you were born just like that!
How was I born? (A book written by Lennart Nillson)
Lennart Nilsson has been retelling A Child Is Born for children ever since he published the magnificent third edition. How Was I Born? Follows Mary, nearly five, and her family as they prepare to welcome a new baby. With gentle, reassuring information, the book matches Mary’s insatiable curiosity.
When Mary wonders how big the baby is, one photo shows an ant on her brother’s fingertip, opposite the exact image of her future sibling at the time. She drinks through a straw as the baby-to-be feeds via the umbilical cord when she asks how the baby eats. A child can read How Was I Born alone or with a parent? Answers children’s biological and emotional questions about pregnancy and childbirth. Kids aged five and up will enjoy this wonderful book.
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About Lennart Nillson
Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson (24 August 1922 – 28 January 2017) was mainly known for his extreme macro photographs of human embryos and other medical subjects. Additionally, he was the first modern photojournalist in Sweden.
To make extreme close-up photographs, he experimented with new photographic techniques in the mid-1950s. He created groundbreaking photographs of living body cavities and blood vessels by combining these advances with very thin endoscopes available in the mid-1960s. Featured on the cover of Life magazine in the article titled “Drama of Life Before Birth”, his photographs of the beginning of human life achieved international fame. The Sunday Times, The Sunday Match, and Stern also published them.
As part of the book A Child is Born (1965), the photographs were reproduced in Life, which published on April 30, 1965, and sold eight million copies in the first four days following publication. Both Voyager spacecraft featured some of the pictures from it.