Ready, Set, Grow!
Young girls before the onset ofpuberty have a curiosity abouttheir soon-to-be changing bodiesthat needs addressing in a simplerway than for their older sisters. InMadaras’s proven, trust-worthy,friendly voice and style, this entirelynew book now brings them thesame kind of thoughtful, down-toearthinformation—but at a readingand comprehension level that’sjust right for them.
Responding throughout to reallifequestions and observationsfrom younger girls, Madarasexplores the changes that arehappening, or about to happen, tothem, including: the developmentof breasts, body hair, and bodyfat; the changes in their reproductiveorgans, both inside and out;their first period and all the complexfeelings surrounding it; theunwelcome appearance of acneand new body odors; and, perhapsmost important, how to respectand celebrate their unique bodies,even when the outside world isnot always so accepting.
Lively cartoon drawings throughoutmake the book not only helpful,but fun to read, too.
Ready, Set, Grow! A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls by Lynda Madaras, author of the What's Happening to My Body? series. illus. by Linda Davick, introduces the basics of puberty and the physical changes that come with it. Straightforward discussions of breasts, body hair, reproductive organs and menstruation are handled with sensitivity. The author reassures readers that the changes that happen to them during puberty are normal. Real girls' questions and comments appear throughout.