Oh - and I don’t recall our kids asking detailed questions. Dweezil glanced through the book. Moon Unit was fascinated and kept it on her bookshelf and demanded to have it read to her frequently.
Dweezil was the one who, at age 6, asked “what’s an adult toystore” when we drove past a large sign for that. While I don’t believe in bullshitting kids, or lying to them… yeah, I lied like a rug. There was just too much information he lacked, and I wasn’t looking forward to spending the next 2.5 hours trying to give him all that kind of background info. So, in case the question ever crops up: an adult toystore is a place that sells “toys” for grownups - things like TVs, VCRs and video games.
Moon Unit, on the other hand… at age 4-something, she had been in the family room watching TV. She came upstairs and announced “the baby comes out of the mommy’s tummy!” as she passed on the way upstairs to her bedroom. We said “yes, that’s true”… then thought we might want to see what she’d had on the TV.
She was watching a C-section on a medical channel! Oddly, she never had any questions about it (and she’s the sort who would ask anything!).