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The girl's body book : [everything you need to know for growing up you!]
1st ed., rev. ed.
Publication Information:
Kennebunkport, ME : Applesauce Press, c2013.
Physical Description:
127 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
General Note:
"Updated and expanded! Answering more of the questions girls are asking!"-- cover.
Big changes ahead -- In the beginning: a quick intro to puberty -- Taking care of business: your changing body and all its bits -- The care and feeding of your body (part two) -- Your health and your body -- Changing you, changing home -- The ever growing outside world: school, friends, and feelings -- Staying safe in the real and virtual worlds -- Stressed is desserts spelled backwards -- Resources.
Added Author:
Discusses the physical and emotional transitions that girls undergo during puberty, including growth spurts, sexual development, peer pressure, dating, and new relationships within the family.


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Book J 613.04243 DUN 1 1
Book J 613.04243 DUN 1 1
Book J 613.04243 DUN 1 2
Book TEEN 613.04243 DUN 1 1
Book J 613.04243 DUN 1 1

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Growing up isn't as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Girl's Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a girl might have. Topics include: From hair care to high heels, a head to toe guide to what's happening with your changing body Dealing with your friends even when they don't want to deal with you - and how to handle "Mean Girls" Your guide to the care and keeping of parents, teachers, brothers, and sisters Sports, music, math, art, reading: finding out what you like and learning to like who you are

Author Notes

Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, a comedian, and an author of three other books: How To Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life As A Nurse, and The Boy's Body Book. In her spare time she likes to read, skateboard, and embarrass her niece Viola when the whole family goes to the supermarket. Laura Tallardy is an illustrator who graduated from Syracuse University's illustration program and has vowed to never go anywhere that chilly again. She has illustrated the Lily Series, the Friend2Friend Club series, and is a frequent contributor to Girls' Life and American Girl magazines. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her favorite critter Bender.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Dunham provides honest answers to girls' most pressing (and embarrassing) questions. The text reassures girls entering puberty that their changing bodies and feelings are perfectly normal. Breast development, body hair, and menstruation are explained along with practical information about bras and sanitary products. The later chapters discuss the emotional side of entering adolescence-one's changing relationships with friends and family and the effects of surging hormones. The author maintains the neutrality of a good healthcare provider and does not waver into a lecture. However, the "Notes from a Real Girl" passages don't always ring true. They sound like a real girl who was an adolescent in the 1980s. Overall, the book's tone and lively cartoon illustrations are friendly and nonthreatening. While this title does not stand out as groundbreaking or new, it's still a solid choice for basic information about puberty.-Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.