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Asking about sex & growing up : a question-and-answer book for kids, Joanna Cole

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Asking about sex & growing up : a question-and-answer book for kids
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Asking about sex & growing up
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a question-and-answer book for kids
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Joanna Cole
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Asking about sex and growing up
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Language
eng
Title
Asking about sex & growing up
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Summary
Uses a question-and-answer format to present information about sex for preteens
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Review
Gr 4–6— Cole employs the same question-and-answer format and much of the same text as in her 1988 title (Morrow). She offers straightforward information about topics such as physical changes in puberty, masturbation, birth control, pregnancy, homosexuality, and STDs. Minor changes include lowering the age of the onset of puberty and substituting trendier names for characters (e.g., Olivia for Sharon). Sections on AIDS, birth control, and homosexuality have undergone more extensive alterations to incorporate new medical information and societal changes such as moves to legalize same-sex marriage. The most striking change in the book's appearance comes from the new black-and-white illustrations that replace the previous edition's line drawings. Thomas's wide-eyed preteens sport modern hairstyles and clothing. Most are Caucasian, and all are slim, attractive, and perky. The author continues to emphasize the importance of parent-child discussion, although she has eliminated her list of recommended resources. Libraries with the original book will want to replace it with this edition. Others should consider adding it as a source of basic information for curious preteens.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato --Kathy Piehl (Reviewed February 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 2, p128)
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DLC
Dewey number
649/.65
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Target audience
juvenile
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a question-and-answer book for kids
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a question-and-answer book for kids
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Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bill Thomas
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Asking about sex and growing up
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Asking about sex & growing up : a question-and-answer book for kids, Joanna Cole
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Includes index
Control code
2008022710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
89 p.
Isbn
9780061429873
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
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2008022710
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ill.

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