On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2010 - 158 pages
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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 ejaculations; feelings about puberty; and bullying. Illustrated throughout with lively two-color drawings, On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! is the newest entry in the popular ''What's Happening to My Body?'' series that has influenced an entire generation of readers. The ''What's Happening to My Body?'' books for older boys and girls are on the American Library Association's ''Best Books for Young Adults'' list and have been translated into 12 languages.

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Review: On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys

User Review  - Aerin - Goodreads

"For Younger Boys" still means older than my 8-year-old son; not inappropriate, just a little more than he's able, I don't know, to take in right now? But we got through it together, and I know the early introduction will help at least for him to know he can talk to me. Read full review

Review: On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys

User Review  - Juliana Haught - Goodreads

I got this book because my young son (nine at the time, now just turned ten) was asking questions about puberty (ah, like, "What is puberty?", among other more delicate questions that he was too ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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