The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

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by Cara Familian Natterson
     
 

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This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth

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This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you're going through.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Addressing growing girls directly, this frank companion to The Care and Keeping of You (first published in 1998) aims at a slightly older audience as it covers puberty, hygiene, menstruation, emotional development, family, and social dynamics. Natterson uses a clear, reassuring tone throughout, and Q&A sections tackle potentially embarrassing topics like overactive sweating and bra discomfort (“ras can sometimes make you feel self-conscious, and it’s hard to feel good in a bra until you feel good about bras”). Masse’s color cartoons provide visual backup for discussions of anatomy, breast self-exams, tampon use, and more. Ages 10–up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—This follow-up to the popular Care and Keeping of You (American Girl, 1998) is written for slightly older girls, with more in-depth information about puberty and menstruation. Navigating through all the changes a body goes through can be a challenge-even for the most confident of girls-and this title has a calm, measured tone to reassure readers that these changes are a normal part of growing up. The four sections focus on "body basics" like good hygiene and height prediction; "girl stuff" like breast development and menstruation; "It's All in Your Head," which focuses on mood changes and body image; and "Your Body, Your World," which discusses managing relationships with family and friends. The friendly illustrations support the overall tone and style. This book can be a great conversation-starter for parents and preteen daughters-especially for those who may be anxious about approaching the whole puberty and growing-up issue. Its neutral, matter-of-fact approach will help show readers (and their moms) that all the changes they may be feeling are perfectly normal.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
Kirkus Reviews
A straightforward explanation of growth and changes in puberty aimed at girls approaching their teens. A pediatrician who also serves as an online expert for several parenting sites offers sensible descriptions of and answers to common questions about body basics, physical, emotional and mental changes, and relationships with family and friends in this latest self-help title from the American Girl group. The target audience for this follow-up to The Care & Keeping of You (1998) is clearly the upper end of the company's publishing focus (ages 8-12), but the information provided about puberty is generally similar to that in the previous title, which covered girls' good health more broadly. There are clear instructions for breast self-examination and for inserting a tampon. (Shaving one's legs and determining bra size return from the earlier book.) The text does not include sexual feelings among its set of physical and emotional changes. In the diagram of the vagina, the clitoris is shown but not labeled. Parents will be particularly pleased by the author's repeated reminder that parental rules rule. Preteen readers will appreciate the positive, personal tone. Sure to be welcomed, and especially useful for families and collections where the more explicit It's So Amazing, by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (1999) would be unacceptable. (Nonfiction. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580421
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
American Girl Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
6,753
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book about the keeping of girls,I was 12 when i got this book and it was very helpful. It tells about ears,eyes, mouth,bracces,face,and so much more @ even the changes of your body. I would say that you should be about 9-16 to read this book. If you buy this book on your nook it will be hidden away from your family,and it is less money. I hope this was helpful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parental Aproval before ALL puchases! This Book is on Nook YAY! Was my reaction when i saw this! I have Felicity and Addy Dolls. This Book has Anwsers to the Questions I did'nt even know exsited and reviewed stuff from the last book! ( Read 1 first ) In that way this is like the first one, but the FACTS are to the EXTREME! AND DON'T WORRY ONLY THE FEMALE FACTS AND I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR! GIRLS ONLY AND THIS IS A 10+ BOOK UNLESS YOUR ALREADY GETTING OLDER! ALL GIRL need to read American Girl Books they Arm YOU with FACTS you NEED to go through the times I KNOW I DREAD as happy as possible! Please Get This Book AnimalLover0296 Age 10 I ALSO RECOMENED ARE YOU THERE GOD ITS ME MARGARET!
Allison12NY More than 1 year ago
good for 10-14 yr old girls
wawawell More than 1 year ago
I read both books for my daughter and both have appropriate information for their respective ages. Some people may think they are too graphic or too much too soon, but hey, these kids are growing up a lot faster than we did and they need the information.
josiegirl77 More than 1 year ago
I purchased the original for my 11-year old daughter for Christmas, and she devoured it. Has read it several times, and also lends it out to her friends. So, when we discovered that a second book had been published, she begged me for it. We were not disappointed. My daughter devoured it, as well. The books are very well-written, and speaks to their audience on their level without being condescending or cartoony. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a family nurse practitioner, I routinely discuss matters of the body with all ages. I recommend these books for girls to read and reinforce what they have learned from their parents. There are also answers to questions they are too embarrassed to ask. I bought the first book when they were In 3rd grade and this one now that they are in 4th and 6th. They don't read it cover to cover, but I have seen them look up answers when they think no one is watching!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just turned twelve and have been noticing changes in my body. My mother and I have never had a close relationship when talking about girly stuff, so I had no idea what to do. I then remembered one of my friends owning book number one a while back, and searched it on my Nook. At first, I wasn't too positive about this book. But when I purchased it, I changed my mind completely. Reading through this, they gave me information that I have been wondering about this whole time. I thought I was experiencing something no other girl did when going through puberty, but this book explains it all! I absoloutely love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both the Care and Keeping of You 1 & 2 are great ways for your adolescent and/or tween to learn and discover how their bodies and emotions will be changing during their current growth. It's a great book for mom to read first and prepare herself for the questions that will follow. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good.It lets girls know what is happening to there bodys.I like it because of the info it tells me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful book with info for any tween or teen. It answers all your questions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this book five stars. This book gives information on girls changing bodies and helps them understand what is happening and what is going to happen. American Girl did a great job on the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GIRLS ONLY!!!!!!! AGES 9-14!!! This book really helps you learn about growing up, and every girl should know this. I reccomend you learn what's going to happen to yourself in puberty ahead of time so that you are prepared for things like your period. Often kids feel betrayed by their parents because they arent helping them cope with these new changes.If you don't know in time you won't be excited or ingaged about things like your first bra because you will feel like someone should've told you about it already. I know that when I was that age I was uncomfterable asking my mother all of these questions that felt innapropriate and for grown ups. But this book helps you realize that your not the only one with these questions, and that every girl goes through this. I hope you get this book its really good and has true facts about what every girl should know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's one of those things that you learn is school!!! Prepare to know your body!!!!! Puberty is not freaky!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am thirteen and in the 8th grade and own book one in paperback. When i read about book two in an american girl.magazine i decided to get it. Getting the book on my nook was a good desicion because it is more private. This is a good book and i reccomend u read book one first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book.if you want to know about what will happen when you grow up then gets this.it great for ages 10 or older
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books cause they really get u prepared for whats about to happen to both you and your body:)
OlyGirl More than 1 year ago
Recommended and purchased and have been very pleased...Her Mother has referenced several chapters during difficult times and just understanding what was going on was so helpful to my granddaughter....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 years old. I really like ''The Care and Keeping of YOU 2''! I have found that it really helps with a LOT of stuff. From ''your social  circle'', to ''snooze time''. It has helped me a lot, and I know it's helped some of my friends, too! 
TheZentangleMaster More than 1 year ago
This book is phenominal! It's teaches you not only the introduction to puberty, but also that it's not something to be afraid of and it's just part og life. The glossary has great information! The Q&A section lets you know that your not alone when it comes to certian girl problems. :) Great book!  Recommended Age: 9-12 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for girls only. Really good book! Talks a lot about changes that are happening or going to happen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that every girl concerned about what's going to happen to their body should read this book. It helped me a lot . But I think that you should read The Care And Keeping Of You first. If you want talk just put 100 buy your comment or question OK buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I highly reccomnd it. I would suggest ages 9~12 (if ur mature
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great and even though you are not starting anything that the book says its great to have a head start ob knowing what's gonna gappen to you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all of the helpful tips about growing up. Thanks for a great one.