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Author Fiona Katauskas is making headlines for her children’s sex-ed book, The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made.

Her book certainly doesn’t shy away from sparing all the details of procreating, however it means some parents are freaking out.

“It’s one of the most amazing stories ever told—and it’s true! Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made gives a fresh take on the incredible tale of where we all come from,” according to Kmart, where the book has been spotted recently.

After Auburn 2144 shared images of the book to Facebook with the caption, “Okaaaaayyyy…can someone please tell me why the hell is this sold in Kmart Australia under the kid’s section? Look at the photos and the words!! Wtffffff???!”

Comments rolled in, including – 

– “This is so bad,” said De Gullu.
– “So wrong,” said Hazal SU.
– “This is hell,” Tnuc Ognom
– “Broooo wth is going on,” said Malik Koto.
– “There is a classification for watching TV in what age groups can see. Why the F@&k is this book shelved for children, it’s on ground level .”

Meanwhile some pointed out…

= “Get a life people, you don’t have to buy the book and there is no chance of your kids picking it up in the shop to look at if they are properly supervised.”

– “Guys, this reflects what we need to teach students at school, and reflects what’s in the syllabus. It’s a great teaching resource and could even be used by parents when educating their children about sex.”

– “This is a non biased informative and educational way to teach children about conception. They are already learning it at school, it’s better to have parents supervision.”

– “Oh no! How dare we teach children young about things that are important.”

Read our article from last year about parents being outraged over sex-ed classes but one expert believes it is better than the alternative….

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  • I don’t see anything wrong with it and will be looking for it at my local Kmart

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  • We have this, it’s a great book. I agree if you don’t like it don’t buy it.

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  • Cue the outrage … again! I agree, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it. But maybe if you educate your children and teach them early, they won’t have the hang-ups that cause this outrage!

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  • Think it can be helpful to bring it in a light and playful way

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  • Maybe a little too much for the kids section, but really if it can give good advice then I’m for it. If you’re against it, don’t buy it.

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  • Don’t buy it if you dont like it

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  • Not sure about this but I have not seen the book so cannot comment too much, but I think it is better for children to learn later in life rather than when they are still only looking at picture books. But why is the man darker than the women in the picture?

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  • I don’t see it as a problem – but perhaps it should only be shown to kids at the appropriate age/time.

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  • Children need learn it at school when they are in appropriate ages.

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  • I don’t have a problem with this at all – children learn at different ages and at least this book gives correct information. Much better than learning the usual sleazy smutty stuff in the school yard which isn’t always correct.

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  • it’s a great idea, maybe sell it packaged in some way to only allow the parents to decide when the kids should see it not accidentally see it on the shelf

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  • Don’t see what the problem is, it’s an educational book. If there is such concern over it don’t by it!

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  • I don’t see a problem, if there is maybe move it to the teen area

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  • You can not win with modern day parents. Too little, too much. Call genitalia by its real name but make up cute names for everything else.

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  • A lot of parents are dumbfounded when it comes to sex Ed for their kids. My parents never mentioned it, I got my first period and thought I was dying. I think this book explains it all in detail, which is needed for kids

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