On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A ''What's Happening to My Body?'' Book for Younger Boys

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A ''What's Happening to My Body?'' Book for Younger Boys

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by Lynda Madaras, Paul Gilligan
     
 

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Hi. My name is Lynda Madaras. I write books about growing up. I get tons of letters from boys. They tell me just what they’re thinking. They ask questions. Many of the things they say are here in this book. Many of their questions are here, too, along with my answers. So boys like you helped to write this book.

In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda

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Hi. My name is Lynda Madaras. I write books about growing up. I get tons of letters from boys. They tell me just what they’re thinking. They ask questions. Many of the things they say are here in this book. Many of their questions are here, too, along with my answers. So boys like you helped to write this book.

In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda Madaras wrote this entirely new book especially for younger boys to give them everything they need to know about the new and exciting changes that are happening to their bodies during puberty.

Illustrated with fresh and funny cartoons, On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! is the seventh book in the popular “What’s Happening to My Body?” series of growing-up books for boys and girls. Praised by parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, and especially kids, the bestselling “What’s Happening to My Body?” books for older boys and girls are on the “Best Books for Young Adults” list from the American Library Association and have been translated into 12 languages. Over 2 million copies of the “What’s Happening to My Body?” series are in print.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lynda Madaras' books superbly pinpoint the changes of puberty while providing sensitive reassurance about what's normal." —School Library Journal

"Young people can't help but like the books…visually very appealing for readers this age." —The San Diego Union-Tribune

"[Madaras'] easygoing, straightforward style appeals to young people who trust [her] to answer their most intimate and sometimes embarrassing questions." —L.A. Parent

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6- In this obvious but much-needed companion to her Ready, Set, Grow! (Newmarket, 2003) guide for girls, Madaras draws on her experience teaching sex education (called puberty classes here) to inform boys about the physical changes they will experience as they start to mature. Formatted to include quotes and frequently asked questions from the male students in her classes, the age-appropriate presentation includes cartoon art on almost every page and a sprinkling of humor. Along with covering sex-organ growth, height, weight, and muscle gain, Madaras also discusses health and nutrition, hygiene, and "becoming your own self." A reassuring tone pervades the text with the buzzwords "normal" and "perfectly normal" frequently appearing. Apart from a few odd artwork choices (a frog is a recurring character), this is an excellent resource for both children and parents.-Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557047816
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
What's Happening to My Body? Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
150,113
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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