The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for the Younger Girl

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for the Younger Girl

by Valorie Schaefer
     
 

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Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. (Medical consultant: Cara Natterson, MD.) You'll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples,

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Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. (Medical consultant: Cara Natterson, MD.) You'll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. Once you feel comfortable with what's happening, you'll be ready to move on to the The Care & Keeping of You 2!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Here is a positive book perfect for any young girl with questions about how her body is changing, or will change as she approaches puberty. The information is organized in a non-threatening, head-to-foot approach. The first section covers hair, tangles, ears, eyes, mouth, braces, face, acne, sun sensitivity, and skin. The next section includes hands, underarms, breasts, and bras. Readers move on to the “belly zone,” with “shapes and sizes,” food, and nutrition. Next comes “big changes,” with discussions of the pubic area and period. Finally, “on the go,” with legs, feet, fitness, sports safety, rest, and sleep troubles, followed by “the girl inside” with feelings and general advice. Readers will appreciate that they can ease into the “tough” topics as they read the whole book, or skip to sections of particular concern. This book provides general information suitable for young readers—don’t look here for info about sex or other more mature topics—and encourages them to use this as a starting point, taking questions to a parent or other trusted adult. Highly recommended. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green; Ages 7 to 11.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-01
Head-to-toe advice for preteen girls. This cheerful discussion of the changes puberty brings combines friendly, conversational advice from the author with signed comments and questions, perhaps from preteens. Opening with general "Body Basics," the text is organized by body part much like an exercise program. There are chapters on heads, breasts, bellies, the pubic area and legs. Within chapters, each spread covers a different topic. Braces, bra choice, acne, sports safety and sleep troubles are just a few examples. In some areas, the advice is quite specific: There are illustrated how-to instructions for shaving legs and using a menstrual pad. The girls shown represent considerable diversity in skin tones, hair and clothing. Lively design adds to the appeal of this growing-up guide, a revision of a popular title first published in 1998. The new illustrations are similar but feature darker skin shades, a greater range of pubescent girls and slightly more modern clothing. There are sporadic changes in the text that reflect new approaches to the use of sunscreen and new nutrition and sleep guidelines. Instructions for tampon insertion and definitions of eating disorders have been moved to the companion book for older girls, The Care and Keeping of You 2 (2012). Positive and personal, this might be an especially good choice for early bloomers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580834
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Series:
American Girl Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,190
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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