The Boy's Body Book

The Boy's Body Book

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by Kelli Dunham, Steve Bjorkman
     
 

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As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. Their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. But even if they won’t say what’s on their mind, they still want straight answers.

The Boy’s Body Book provides them, in a readable, reassuring…  See more details below

Overview

As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. Their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. But even if they won’t say what’s on their mind, they still want straight answers.

The Boy’s Body Book provides them, in a readable, reassuring, and illustrated guide. It covers a boy’s every concern: hygiene, exercise, teachers, peer pressure, sex, and siblings. He’ll learn about what’s going on physically (vocal changes, body hair) and how to handle academic pressures, deal with out-of-control feelings, make new friends, and stay safe through it all.

This invaluable manual is modeled after the blockbuster American Girl® title, The Care and Keeping of You. Boys haven't had thier equivalent and parents, teachers and booksellers have been demanding one. Here it is... and every boy should own it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013793118
Publisher:
Applesauce Press
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
691,199
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kelli Dunham is a nurse, stand-up comic, and author of two books, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School and How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse. She has worked as a primary care and home visiting nurse with first-time new moms. She has lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Portland, Oregon, New York, and on a houseboat in Philadelphia. In her spare time she likes to read and skateboard, and she would really, really like to learn to play the banjo.

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Boys Body Book 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
TexasReadingMom More than 1 year ago
My son read this in one sitting. Not that it's all that gripping or thrilling, but it's real. It's an easy ready and easy to understand. He's 11 and we've always had a good, easy going relationship in that when he wanted to ask, he just did. This book is age appropriate, talks about how it's sometimes easier to read than to discuss with someone (just in case they come across something they may be uncomfortable with), has good humor and talks to them, not at them. His 5th grade class is getting ready to have "the health talk" and I wanted to make sure he and I had an open discussion before talking about these things at school where I won't know what's on his mind while he's seeing the videos. The next book we are on to is "Let's talk about S-E-X". I'll do a review on that as well. Let's HOPE it's as good as this one.
Buzzlez More than 1 year ago
One of my grandsons is having a difficult time dealing with any discussions of his body, to the point that teachers have had to contact his Mother. He gets very moody and angry at times. We've eliminated any possible situations where he might have been abused and still we find ourselves trying to figure out what's really behind his refusal to deal with his own body parts. So, I bought this book for his own private reading. He immediately told his Mother he was going to throw it out...but we advised him that this kind of response was what we were trying to help him overcome. Also, he has an older and a younger brother that may very well want to read it. We keep the book in the boys' bathroom reading basket, so just in case he wants to take a look at it no one will know. Hopefully it will help him to understand his body, etc. It's a well written book, more like a research type book with lots of pictures and different points of view shared from a boy's perspective.
Natsis More than 1 year ago
It's about time. Mom's don't understand everything and need a way to explain to their son's what's happening to them. It's one of the only books I found that I could hand my 10 yr old twin boys to read for themselves and then we discuss it. I wish it went into more detail but maybe the author will write a book for 12 yr olds and up with more detail. Highly recommended.
LassieGirl More than 1 year ago
This is a good general guide for pre-teen boys; covers not only the physical aspects of puberty but the social and emotional ones as well. My 11-year-old son said it was helpful, and he's picked it up to read it more than once on his own - it's on the nightstand shelf rather than in the bookcase.
NAJOMOM More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for boys ages 10 - 13. My eleven year old son read the entire book cover to cover the first day he received it! The authors use age-appropriate language to explain what boys can expect to happen to their bodies and emotions during puberty. The book also addresses other issues that boys may encounter, such as bullying, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and explains ways that boys can handle these situations. I highly recommend this book to other parents who wish to open a dialogue about puberty with their sons.
mama2d More than 1 year ago
Nicely written!! Appropriate amount of information. I have a 10 year old son and we both liked the book! MOM APPROVED!!!
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Fullerbart More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book! A lot of interesting facts for him. Learning all about his ever changing body.
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