The Resource Ready, set, grow! : a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls, Lynda Madaras ; illustrations by Linda Davick

Ready, set, grow! : a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls, Lynda Madaras ; illustrations by Linda Davick

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Ready, set, grow! : a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls
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Ready, set, grow!
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a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls
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Lynda Madaras ; illustrations by Linda Davick
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eng
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Ready, set, grow!
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Summary
Discusses the changes in younger girls' bodies as they grow older, including understanding what puberty is, weight and height changes, and menstruation
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/* Starred Review */ Gr 3-6 –With girls reaching puberty at younger and younger ages, Ready, Set, Grow! is a timely and important book. In a consistently sensitive and encouraging tone, Madaras reassures preadolescents that the changes they know are approaching or they are beginning to experience are normal, natural, and cause for celebration. Humorous sketches illustrate the emotions and stages of puberty, and keep the tone light. Individual chapters devoted to breast development, body hair, height and weight spurts, body odor and pimples, genitalia, internal reproductive organs, and menstruation gently but thoroughly provide facts and advice on recognizing and welcoming growth and development. The author weaves in a little humor and acknowledges the conflicting emotions that accompany puberty. Quotes and questions from girls she meets in her travels and correspondence are included, giving voice to the uncertainties in a reader's own mind. "What's Up Down There? A Look at Your Private Parts" is a particularly on-target chapter, taking readers on a tour of their own genitalia with the help of a mirror, identifying each part of their sex organs. Madaras's earlier "What's Happening" books, written for older readers, include discussions of romantic feelings and dealing with unwanted sexual attention. Laurie Krasny Brown's What's the Big Secret? Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys (Little, Brown, 1997) takes a humorous approach to explaining intercourse as well as puberty to boys and girls.–Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS --Joyce Adams Burner (Reviewed November 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 11, p164)
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186271
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DLC
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612.66108352
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 6
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What's happening to my body?
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pre adolescent
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a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls
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a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls
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Lynda Madaras ; illustrations by Linda Davick
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Ready, set, grow!
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a "whats happening to my body?" book for younger girls
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Ready, set, grow! : a "what's happening to my body?" book for younger girls, Lynda Madaras ; illustrations by Linda Davick
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Includes index
Contents
A note from the author: Hi, I'm Lynda Madaras -- What's happening to me? puberty is about change -- Buds, boobs, and bras: your growing breasts -- Hair, there and everywhere: all about body hair -- You grow, girl! the height spurt -- Bigger is beautiful: the weight spurt -- B.O. and zits: a survival guide -- What's up down there? a look at your private parts -- The inside story: changes you can't see -- That time of the month: all about getting your period -- Yours alone: respecting and protecting your body
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2003009489
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9781557045874
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(hbk. : alk. paper)
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2003009489
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ill.

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