Puberty Girl

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Offering a fun, sassy, and girl-power–inspired approach to understanding puberty, this beautifully packaged guide offers tweens an appealing and fresh take on entering adolescence. This celebration of maturing bodies and spirits is invariably positive, while providing factual information on menstruation, pubic hair, acne, eating disorders, and other issues essential to girls entering puberty. The emotional challenges of this stage are also addressed, including information on sexual abuse, bullying, maturation ...
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Overview


Offering a fun, sassy, and girl-power–inspired approach to understanding puberty, this beautifully packaged guide offers tweens an appealing and fresh take on entering adolescence. This celebration of maturing bodies and spirits is invariably positive, while providing factual information on menstruation, pubic hair, acne, eating disorders, and other issues essential to girls entering puberty. The emotional challenges of this stage are also addressed, including information on sexual abuse, bullying, maturation reluctance, and conflict resolution. With straightforward and conversational advice on everything from tampons to teasing, Puberty Girl is a trustworthy resource for girls seeking answers to embarrassing questions and looking for a way to embrace their new selves. Inspiring photographs of real girls create a sense of shared community, while instructional illustrations teach young girls about their changing bodies.
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"A direct, humorous, and user-friendly resource." —Dayton Daily News

"Addresses puberty issues in teen speak, mixing questions with suggestions and exercises to help girls get over their embarrassment."  —The Dallas Morning News

"Takes a fun, sassy approach to educating 'tween girls."  —Island Family Magazine

"Takes a sassy, intelligent approach to educating girls...as they transition to their teen years."  —Calgary’s Child

"A fun and sassy approach to understanding puberty."  —Georgia Family Magazine

Calgary's Child
"Takes a sassy, intelligent approach to educating girls...as they transition to their teen years."
Island Family Magazine
"Takes a fun, sassy approach to educating 'tween girls."
The Dallas Morning News
"Addresses puberty issues in teen speak, mixing questions with suggestions and exercises to help girls get over their embarrassment."
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This colorful book was designed for girls ages 9 to 15, the age range of puberty in most industrialized countries. It is written by a professional counselor who has worked with young girls in Australia about this life transition. Many of the girl's ideas, questions, and comments are included in this helpful guide which lends a personal touch to descriptions of the usual physiological changes. The attractive layout, colorful photos, drawings, and frank text deal with issues such as anatomy, nutrition, cramps, protection and hygiene, emotional issues, and self concept. Some young girls may appreciate all of this information, while others may find it a bit disconcerting. An adult may want to review the book first to judge if it is appropriate for their child. A glossary is included.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-While the basic information presented here is sound, the book is marred by a reliance on an overly cute presentation that frequently slops over into silliness-"That whole area between your legs is known as the vulva-. Please don't confuse this with Volvo which is something your parents might drive you to school in-." The Australian slang will be unfamiliar to readers in the United States (such as "surfboards" for sanitary pads and "minties" for tampons). Overall, the book is visually appealing, featuring splashy graphics and bold color photos of girls, but the ethnic representation is almost exclusively Caucasian. The question-and-answer format is readable and practical, and the sidebars based on interviews are interesting and personable. Lynda Madaras's The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls (Newmarket, 2000) is a solid resource about puberty, written in a more sensitive manner, and presenting its information in a more straightforward, less distracting way.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741141047
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 394,302
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Shushann Movsessian has been facilitating workshops on puberty for girls for the last 13 years at the Royal Women's Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She is a psychotherapist and has experience in counseling, group facilitation, and training.
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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    i only have the hardcover book. it is great for preteens going t

    i only have the hardcover book. it is great for preteens going through puberty!

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