×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Girl's Body Book
     

Girl's Body Book

4.2 237
by Kelli Dunham
 

See All Formats & Editions

Just as boys headed straight to last season’s The Boy’s Body Book for information and reassurance, this companion volume is destined to become the go-to guide for adolescent females. Fun to read and easy to carry, it answers all the important questions about becoming a woman that girls are sometimes too embarrassed to ask. From hygiene to

Overview

Just as boys headed straight to last season’s The Boy’s Body Book for information and reassurance, this companion volume is destined to become the go-to guide for adolescent females. Fun to read and easy to carry, it answers all the important questions about becoming a woman that girls are sometimes too embarrassed to ask. From hygiene to exercise, teachers to peer pressure, everything’s discussed here, in a frank and friendly way: parents that drive you crazy, boys who’ve caught your eye, best friends, physical changes and menstruation, schools and grades, body image and proper nutrition, and moodiness and other emotional stuff. Sections on high school, part-time jobs, and even career planning will feed a girl’s dreams of the future. This entertaining, enlightening, and joyously illustrated look at growing up will be a staple of every girl’s bookshelf for generations to come.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604330045
Publisher:
Applesauce Press
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, comedian, and author of several books, including The Boy’s Body Book, The Girl's Body Book, How to Text Boys, and How to Text Girls.

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Girl's Body Book 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 237 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter and was very pleased. Young girls are explained with facts on the many changes they will have and go through. This is a must for any parent. This book is a good way to brake the ice about this subject. I my self have learned a thing or two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves ot ad i approve of it. My daughter is wery comfortable with it and says tha it gives her all the information she neees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome it helps me understand things better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you. I am 12 and cant ask my mom for this stuff it would feel... weird
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need a book like this beacause i dont want to have a question my mom not be home and by the time she gets home im gonna forget And its not gross its life And theres nothing to be scared of Every girl goes threw it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although i would have liked more info on certain private body subjects it was great and very helpful. If you are looking for more books about puberty and amotional stuff for girls you should check out the american girl collection.
Cherise123 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very sweet book for my 10 year old. But she doesn't read it much. Still, I would recommend it. Another girl might just love it! It goes beyond the nuts and bolts of the body, and talks about other "growing up" things like friends, family, school, and responsibility. It is rather similar to the "Care and Keeping of You-The Body Book for Girls" by American Girl, (which my daughter bought a year or two ago and just loves)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 11 and i now dont hav to talk with mom...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really helped . I reccomomd buying it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great my mom bought it for me loved it helps me alot for ages8-15
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This all happens to every girl so there is nothing to be scared or embaressed about!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is so informative, i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im eleven and i love this book its really helpful!!!:):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom bought me this book a few months ago and i read it right away. Its very informative and i am now ready for puberty. Just one thing though, if you are under 9 don't read it! You will get GROSSED OUT. I kind of was at first too. I hope this is helpful to you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You shouldnt feel embarresed to talk to your mom because when she was younger she went through the same thing you are and she probably felt embarresd about talking to her mom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank You for answering my question. So your saying that having gooey white stuff come from DOWN THERE is perfectly normal? But what is scary is that i have not started my period yet so its kinda scary. I mean it just comes whenever. Even though im NOT MASTERBATING. Its reall gross. So its normal? Please respond if this happens to you to. From: Help
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Has everything a girl needs to know from hair to periods to bras and boobs to family to moving to boys to friends. High Recomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 11 going on 12 this book was great for her to understand everything!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just think that some 8 year olds talking about thier junk should suck it up, talk to some person and stop trolling and spamming this with some stuff nobody wants to hear. Ok, so.my mom gave this to my little sister. Once, I was bored so I read it, and actually loved it! Good book! I recommend for ages 8-10, about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tells about puberty i like it for my doughter because she needs to know about the changes ahed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girls are awesome does anyone want to be my nook friend and chat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (-: (-:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for finally making a book that tells girls about what will happen when we grow up. So I want to thank this book for helping me understand more about life (and when we grow up you know like geting your piriod). And to all the girls uot there who are ten and up in age I wish you good luck in growing up!!!!!!!!!!.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, i am very well endowed person so even though im only 13 i wear a Dcup. When you feel the bra feels uncomfortable, like you dont want to wear it, thats when you should change.