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Growing Up - Its A Girl Thing :  It's a Girl Thing - Mavis Jukes

Growing Up - Its A Girl Thing

It's a Girl Thing

Paperback

Published: October 1998
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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This follow-up to the highly-acclaimed It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and, in Charge is the perfect introduction to puberty aimed at a slightly younger audience, particularly girls age 9-11. Focusing on puberty and the changes that accompany it, this scaled down version of the original book answers questions for girls who are curious about the transformations their bodies will soon undergo. Exploring such topics as hormones, female anatomy, first bras (and how to find the right one), and finally, first periods, this book clearly and honestly explains the facts that prepubescent girls will need, and want, to know. Mavis Jukes's trademark wit and anecdotes are once again sprinkled throughout, creating a level of fun and accessibility not often associated with books of this nature, and Debbie Tilley's delightful black and white illustrations will once again provide warmth and humor.

This informative and direct book for pre-pubescent girls discusses everything they'll want to know about - periods, bras, tampons, breasts, cramps, etc. - in an age-appropriate manner. Jukes (It's a Girl Thing, 1997, not reviewed) gives the full scoop to girls on what to expect when their bodies begin changing. Her engaging style tells girls that "just because something's private doesn't mean it's secret. It's reassuring to talk and think and read about things to do with growing up." The information is candid and comforting, with an early description of her mother's matter-of-fact approach to menstruation and sponge bathing setting the tone. Readers learn about puberty, shopping for a bra, how to send a father out to buy sanitary pads, and a host of topics to help them navigate the awkward pre-teen years. Jukes's common sense extends to many aspects of girls' health, reminding them to take good care of their bodies, eat well, and relax - there is plenty of time to think and learn about growing up. (Kirkus Reviews)

About This Bookp. vi
My Mom and Mep. 1
Feathers and Blossoms, Breasts and Brasp. 5
Information, Pleasep. 9
More About...Breastsp. 14
Brasp. 16
It's My Bodyp. 26
Onward!p. 32
Here's the Scoop on... The Inside Reproductive Organsp. 37
And Here's the Scoop on... The Outside Reproductive Organsp. 39
Padsp. 46
Tamponsp. 52
Crampsp. 59
Your First Periodp. 64
Indexp. 72
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ISBN: 9780679890270
ISBN-10: 0679890270
Series: It's a Girl Thing
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: October 1998
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1