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

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Newmarket Press, Feb 13, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Hi. My name is Lynda Madaras. I write books about growing up. I get tons of letters from boys. They tell me just what they’re thinking. They ask questions. Many of the things they say are here in this book. Many of their questions are here, too, along with my answers. So boys like you helped to write this book.

In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda Madaras wrote this entirely new book especially for younger boys to give them everything they need to know about the new and exciting changes that are happening to their bodies during puberty.

Illustrated with fresh and funny cartoons, On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! is the seventh book in the popular “What’s Happening to My Body?” series of growing-up books for boys and girls. Praised by parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, and especially kids, the bestselling “What’s Happening to My Body?” books for older boys and girls are on the “Best Books for Young Adults” list from the American Library Association and have been translated into 12 languages. Over 2 million copies of the “What’s Happening to My Body?” series are in print.

  

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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

Contents

Whats Happening to Me? Puberty Is About Change
15
Growing Up Down There Your Sex Organs Are Growing
32
Growing Up and Up and Up The Height Spurt
45
Looking More Like a Man The Weight and Strength Spurts
58
B O and Zits A Survival Guide
71
Whats Up Down There? All About Your Erections
93
Stepping Out into the World Becoming Your Own Self
107
Index
121
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About the author (2008)

Lynda Madaras is the author of 12 books on health, child care, and parenting. For more than 25 years, she taught puberty and health education in California schools, and she has appeared on Oprah, CNN, PBS, and the Today Show.

Lynda Madaras es la autora de doce libros sobre la salud, el cuidado de ninos y la crianza de los hijos. Durante mas de veinticinco anos ha ensenado sobre la pubertad y la salud en escuelas de California, y ha sido invitada de Oprah, CNN, PBS y el Today Show.

Paul Gilligan studied illustration and animation at Sheridan College in Toronto and comedy writing at the National Film Institute. He has won awards for both illustration and design as a freelance illustrator for a diverse array of publications such as "Entertainment Weekly", the "Wall Street Journal, Men's Fitness, Disney Magazine, NFL Properties", and "Bon Appetit", among others. Pooch Cafe is his first syndicated comic strip. He lives in Toronto.

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