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Almost 12 cover

Almost 12:
The Story of Sex

by Kenneth N. Taylor

©1989 Living Books

A fine little Christian sex ed book, with your typical “Sex-is-wonderful-for-mommies-and-daddies-but-don’t-you-dare-do-it-kids” sentiment. As such, they expressly chose art which could not possibly titillate young readers.

Case in point:

Photos in Almost 12 are mostly metaphorical. There’s a picture of a boy looking through a microscope on the semen page, for instance. A cow nursing a calf is used to illustrate the function of women’s breasts.

And then there’s this unfortunate juxtaposition:

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