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What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition [Paperback]

Lynda Madaras , Area Madaras , Simon Sullivan
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Book Description

10 Dec 2007 What's Happening to My Body?
The bestselling guides for preteens and teens updated with a brand-new look.

The Madaras growing-up guides are acknowledged by parents, educators, librarians, and doctors for their unique, nonthreatening style, excellent organization, and thorough coverage of both the physical and emotional issues surrounding puberty and adolescence. And kids love them too! As one fan wrote, "Dear Lynda, I can't believe that you, a mom, knew all this stuff!"

"What's Happening to My Body?" for Girls features detailed coverage, in age-appropriate language, of the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, romantic and sexual feelings, puberty in the opposite sex, and much more. Includes a comprehensive resource section and line drawings. For ages 10 and up.

The new editions feature:
• Fresh new cover design for series
• Entirely redesigned interiors with new illustrations
• Uniform trim sizes for display
• New author introductions
• Updated resource sections and content
• 50 black-and-white drawings

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 3 Revised edition (10 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557047642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557047649
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Lynda Madaras takes seriously the questions asked over the years in her sex education class and gives accurate, detailed answers." --"School Library Journal""These gender-specific titles take a modern and easygoing approach to puberty...explains everything in a readable and reassuring style." --VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lynda Madaras is the author of twelve books on health, child care, and parenting. For more than twenty-five years, she taught puberty and health education to young students in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Her daughter, Area Madaras, was just eleven years old when she assisted her mother with the first "What's Happening to My Body?" book. Now a communications consultant and the mother of two young girls, she lives in California and continues to work with her mother on the series.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book 4 Feb 2009
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I really liked this book- bought it for my 12 year old daughter and I was very happy with the content- it was laid out in chapters about different areas (boobs/ periods/ body hair) which was very practical with comprehensive advice on each area. My daughter wd be embarassed to talk at depth so this is perfect- hopefully we'll discuss other stuff using this as a base..
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book and very useful 10 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
I gave this book to my 10 year old daughter. It was extremely well written and helped her to understand what is going on with her body
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What's happening to my body 7 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter but luckily I read it first. I do not feel this book is suitable for younger girls, and was horrified at the use of the crudest "slang" terms. I am far from prudish but words like c--t and
p---y should have no place in a book for young girls. Luckily I also bought "The Little Book of Growing Up" this was absolutely perfect!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
Excellent book easy to understand for my nine year old grandaughter can highly recommend it
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59 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!!! 14 April 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I loved this book!!! It opened so many doors for me, and reassured me. I used to think that I wasn't normal, but after I read this book I felt much better and was able to deal with the changes taking place in my body. It helped me deal with my feelings as well, and I am very gratefull for that. It gave me a great deal of helpfull information, and I think that every girl in the world should read this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 26 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
So pleased I purchased this for my 10 year old. She has read it several times from cover to cover, and we have also looked at it together. She has been able to ask me questions in a sensible, grown up manner without embarressment. I think that the content is just right, lots of basic information without going 'over the top.' I would highly recommend it.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Certainly NOT for younger girls. 11 Jun 2010
By A. Kerr
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for my eleven year old daughter, as away of helping her understand the changes during puberty. However, I was shocked that the book discusses many sexual topics that are simply not appropriate for young girls. I wanted my daughter to know what is happening in her body, I did not expect detailed discussions of masturbation, orgasm, the G-spot, rape and aids.

Furthermore, few people will expect a discussion of male penis size in a book of this kind, complete with accompanying illustrations of the "five stages of male genital development." I had expected this book would provide information about puberty, I did not expect to see pictures of naked men or a discussion and pictures of circumcised and non-circumsed penises.

In the section on "romantic and sexual feelings" the book address questions from an 11 year old boy and 12 year old girl "scared of having sex" asking whether they should, advising only that "you don't have to do anything that doesn't feel right for you" - at no point does the tone indicate that this is wrong or potentially harmful for a child's psychologial development, the author does not alleviate the pressure on the child by advising them to wait. Nor is it mentioned that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to have sex.

This book is most certainly NOT suitable for young girls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
it realy taght me "stuff" but it is VERY dicriptive and has mny rude maybe evan diterbing pictures is not sutible for children under 11
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A great book for the pre teen girls
Published 9 days ago by virginia shingleton
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
For much older kids
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Marilyn Mustafa - New Delhi India
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my daughter loved it
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Elizabeth L Hopkins
1.0 out of 5 stars Old, musty and ragged
Although the content of the book is excellent, this copy has ended up straight in the bin. It has yellowed, loose pages and is most certainly not in the condition it was described... Read more
Published 3 months ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my 12 year old
We bought here three different books which I scanned and then she read all three (she likes reading).

This is the one she enjoyed most. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful book
Bought for my daughter who isn't keen on asking questions! Written in a way that kids can understand, a really useful book
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Sarah Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good reference book for my 11 year old. She gets excited that the book tells her what is to be expected and gives me good conversational topics with her which makes ease of talking... Read more
Published 8 months ago by R Practical
5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect book for growing girls
This is the perfect book to read with your 11+ girls. I read a page or two every evening with my daughter and then we discuss the topic, she will tell me her worries or asks... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is great good advice and good explanations. Helped me a lot and gave me lots of advice and help. Read more
Published 16 months ago by chloe elise colquhoun
4.0 out of 5 stars Very infomtaive for young people
Could do with more pictures to make it more interesting but very informative for young people who will read and discuss.
Published 17 months ago by Heather Broomfield
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