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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) Paperback – Sep 1998


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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc (Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562476661
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562476663
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.6 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With your body on the brink of some pretty big changes, it's time to start taking control of your health and well-being. Read the first page
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 1999
Format: Paperback
This book has so much about a young girls body; inside and out. It has very thorough "articles" about: the basic facts of your body, hair care, ears, eyes, mouth, braces, face, acne, sun burns, hands, underarms, breasts, bras, food, nutrition, eating disorders, Pubic area, periods, legs, feet, fitness, sports safety, rest, sleep troubles, feelings, the whole you, and more!!! This book has EVERYTHING a preteen girl will ever need to know about her own unique body. Buy this book, you won't regret it!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on 24 April 2012
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I bought this book for my shy 10 year old after a rather confusing PHSE lesson at school. Although the drawings are somewhat explicit in certain areas, they are actually totally appropriate in this context. The language and friendly approach to the topics and questions is great - matter of fact, friendly and appropriate for pre-teen girls. The book covers things like hair washing and manicures, bullying, feeling an outsider as well as when and how to choose a bra and what happens when your periods start. It does NOT cover sex which is not of primary concern right now. I found it practical without being patronising or politically correct, and it suggests that the reader should ask mum or an older girl they trust if they are worried or need help.

My daughter particularly appreciated the letters pages where common concerns or worries are answered like an agony column. My daughter says she isn't worried about things now because she knows that other people feel the same as her and she can talk to me about anything. A great book for pre-teens.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Dec. 1998
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THIS BOOK HAS HELPED ME A LOT AND I WAS GOING TO PUT MYSELF THROUGH AN EATING DISORDER CAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS FAT THAN I READ WERE IT SAID " YOUR BODY IS BUEATIFUL NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE YOU ARE"!! IT IS AMAZING CAUSE I LISTENED AND ANOTHER THING THAT MADE ME MAD AT EVERY ONE AND EVERYONE SAW MY ADITTUIDE WAS CHANGING ALOT SO I STARTED OVER AND I FEEL GREAT!! IT HELPED WITH PUEBERTY AND ALL OF THAT OTHER STUFF BUT ANYWAY GET YOUR PARENTS TO BUY IT IS A BIG HELP EVEN WHEN YOU DO NOT WANNA TALK A BOUT IT TO A PARENT AND SOME TIMES MY SISITER LOOKS AT IT!!!! BUT JUST BUY IT!!!!!!~~~~~~
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 July 1999
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This was a great book for any girl who's embarrassed or confused about that stuff. It cleared a lot of things up for me. Not only did it tell exactly what to expect, such as your period and b.o., but in it you can read how to take care of yourself. Another good thing about it was the fact that the author seemed to understand exactly what we're feeling! If you're really embarrassed about talking about the subject, this book is a great teacher. I reccommend it to girls ages eight or nine to early teen years.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 July 1999
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I am twelve years old and received this book for Christmas. I read it and found out how to stay strong, healthy, and relaxed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By babyk1312 on 11 Feb. 2011
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Very good book, My 8 year old has started changing already and needed something for her to read on her own or with me and this was perfect, just a shame it has a little american jargon as she obviously didnt understand that but all in all well worth thre money, at least she now knows what to expect x
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
My 11 year old daughter recieved this book as a birthday present from her big sister. This book is a tell all book about taking care of yourself from pimples to hygiene. It has great pictures as well. It gives an insight of what preteens maybe going through during the middle school years. Parents, I would suggest that you review the book to make sure your daughter is ready for such a detailed book. This book can make an excellent gift for any occasion! from a grateful mother!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michel on 6 Feb. 2012
Format: Library Binding
This book is a must for all mums with a daughter, who is of the age of 9 or 10 years. My daughter was at a stage of utter irrational mood swings and lack of sleep. This book helped me in so many ways, one way was I realised I could not stop the growing up process and I had to compremise with her. For my daughter it gave her a simple look at why her body was changing and gave her the understanding and vocabulary to start a conversation with me. We would get into bed and she would choose a section for me to read to her and then we could chat about it. This has made such a difference to her emotional state of mind and a child like understanding of what changes she is going through and helped her to prepare. Thank you so much for this wonderful book mine and my daughters bible x
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