Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great about Yourself

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Maple Tree Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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A comprehensive guide for girls to look and feel great on their own terms

Body image concerns are no laughing matter, but Ann Douglas' upbeat and lighthearted new book makes this serious subject fun and approachable, with a "chat room" feel.

It's so easy to be pressured to conform to some crazy onesize-fits-all definition of beauty that many girls end up feeling bad about themselves and -- in some cases -- damaging their own physical and emotional health. Direct and frank, Ann Douglas' text arms readers with all the energy and information needed to help combat the onslaught of media images and messages and make their own wise decisions about their appearance and fitness. Artist Claudia Dávila brings the text vividly to life with her delightful, color-saturated illustrations.

Body Talk encourages readers to investigate all the things that are perfect about them -- just the way they are!

With the real facts about how their bodies are changing and really great tips on taking good care of themselves, body and soul, Body Talk has all the ingredients to help girls look and feel their very best inside and out. The "Resources" page lists websites and books for further information on this timely topic.

Body Talk is a Girl Zone book. Featuring girls' own voices in Girl Talk sidebars. The Girl Zone series is a joyful and diverse collection of books that explore topics of interest and importance to girls and young women.

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User Review  - acmckee - LibraryThing

"Body Talk" is a wonderful book that can help discuss health and nutrition issues with young girls, in an accurate and accessible manner. One focus of the text is the changing idea of the "ideal" body ... Read full review

Contents

Dare To Be you
4
Whats Eating you?
36
Mirror Mirror 12 Lets Get Physical
44
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

An award-winning writer, teacher, and journalist, Ann Douglas has published numerous books and written extensively on family life and parenting for a variety of Canadian and U.S. publications. Her book, Before You Were Born, was an "Our Choice" starred selection. This is her first book co-written with her 14-year-old daughter, Julie Douglas.

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