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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A
     

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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Recognizing a need for puberty education books for younger children, award-winning author Lynda Madaras published Ready, Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls in 2003 to widespread acclaim. Now, in her uniquely straightforward, warm, and funny style, Madaras introduces On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to

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Recognizing a need for puberty education books for younger children, award-winning author Lynda Madaras published Ready, Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls in 2003 to widespread acclaim. Now, in her uniquely straightforward, warm, and funny style, Madaras introduces On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys.

Responding to real-life questions and concerns from younger boys about their changing bodies, Madaras covers a wide range of topics at a reading and understanding level that's just right for them: the growth of sex organs, body hair, and facial hair; weight and height spurts; the unwelcome appearance of acne and body odor; shaving; circumcision; erections and ejaculation; feelings about puberty; and bullying.

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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:
9781557048882
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Series:
What's Happening to My Body? Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,092,945
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Lynda Madaras is the author of 12 books on health, child care, and parenting. For more than 25 years, she taught puberty and health education in California schools, and she has appeared on Oprah, CNN, PBS, and the Today Show.

Lynda Madaras es la autora de doce libros sobre la salud, el cuidado de ninos y la crianza de los hijos. Durante mas de veinticinco anos ha ensenado sobre la pubertad y la salud en escuelas de California, y ha sido invitada de Oprah, CNN, PBS y el Today Show.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A ''What's Happening to My Body?'' Book for Younger Boys 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Children's bodies are developing and changing earlier than when we grew up. Before Madaras' books I lacked the age- and tone-appropriate language to talk with my children, and I also didn't have my own facts straight. These books provide helpful answers to children's questions. Mine are too emotionally young to sit down and read the books independently, so I am reading the books and sharing the information with my children as questions arise. As soon as they are old enough, my husband and I will give the books to the children to have and keep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helps me with questions about........... down THERE :)
capriccio More than 1 year ago
This is a nice started book for tweens, it gives enough information but not too much. It's a bit low on things like crushes and sexual attraction, which I think should be included, but otherwise has good information presented in a very straightforward manner. I bought this for my 10 year old.
COYIA More than 1 year ago
I would NOT recommend this book for kids younger than about 14. My son is in the 6th grade, and granted, most kids nowadays want to know everything about growing up, but after the first chapter or so, my son told me that he wasn't ready for this book. I read excerpts online, thinking that this would be a great way to open up communication with him and frankly, I was a bit appalled by some of the information given in this book for it to be an introduction for a kid. I don't think at 11 or younger, kids need a how-to about masturbation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an excellent book that you could actually relate to unlike most books!
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A peroid is when blood comes out a girls virgina. It doesnt hurt you just get cramps. Right before a girls peroid they are able to get pregnant. If you are a boy write back!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont be scared because it does not really hurt that bad at least not for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girl periods are way diffrent from boy period.
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I an crystal girl. No. They dont happen evry month as day u got it. Cylce says if you have period. You stop on seventh day and twenty one days before starts againm that is cycle. I guess. That wont be reguakr. Sometimes it is irrregulat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good for a seven. I am in the second grade . I have two brothers and four sistersm
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Hi so r u flat. Ben
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Whats with the weird and gay comments get a life. Jay p.s. i'm a girl.
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PENIS!!!!!
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What is a period? PLEASE!!!!!!
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