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Gr 6-8-- Adequate introductions to areas of general concern or interest to teens. All are illustrated with black-and-white and full-color photographs that highlight points in the text. However, each one features one or more fictionalized accounts meant to personalize the topic; instead they are condescending and marred by awkward, stilted dialogue. Staying Healthy touches on diet, fitness, eating disorders, weight, and sexual hygiene. The topics are lumped together (dental cavities and AIDS appear under the same subheading), but the basic information is factual and lucid. The Great Grooming volumes deal with personal hygiene, appearance, wardrobe, and manners (and facts on fitness and diet as well). The World of Work is the most potentially useful, taking readers through the process of job hunting, with information on resumes, interviews, applications, general skills, and time management. While the books could be of some value for reports, students will find better coverage in Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman's The New Teenage Body Book (Body Pr/Perigee, 1992); Elaine Landau's Weight (Lodestar, 1991); Nelson Novick's Skin Care for Teens (Watts, 1988); Jane Parks-McKay's The Make-Over (Morrow, 1985; o.p.); Yona Zeldis's Coping with Beauty, Fitness, and Fashion (Rosen, 1987); Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin's Jobs for Kids (Lothrop, 1989); Rubie Saunders's Good Grooming for Boys (Watts, 1989); Susan Wallach's Skin Deep (1989); and Elizabeth Karlsberg's Eating Pretty (1991, both Troll). --Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823914715
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Series: Life Skills Library
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.83 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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