Growing Up: It's a Girl Thing : Straight Talk about First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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This follow-up to the highly-acclaimed It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and, in Charge is the perfect introduction to puberty aimed at a slightly younger audience, particularly girls age 9-11. Focusing on puberty and the changes that accompany it, this scaled down version of the original book answers questions for girls who are curious about the transformations their bodies will soon undergo. Exploring such topics as hormones, female anatomy, first bras (and how to find the right one), and finally, first periods, this book clearly and honestly explains the facts that prepubescent girls will need, and want, to know. Mavis Jukes's trademark wit and anecdotes are once again sprinkled throughout, creating a level of fun and accessibility not often associated with books of this nature, and Debbie Tilley's delightful black and white illustrations will once again provide warmth and humor.

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Contents

My Mom and Me
1
Feathers and Blossoms Breasts and Bras
5
Information Please
9
Copyright

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MAVIS JUKES is a mom, stepmom, teacher, and lawyer and the author of numerous books for children and teens, including the bestselling "It’ s A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge "and "Growing Up: It’ s A Girl Thing, "as well as "I’ ll See You in My Dreams, Blackberries in the Dark, "and the Newbery Honor Book "Like Jake and Me." She lives and works with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, on a ranch in northern California.

Debbie Tilley has illustrated numerous children's books, including E is for Elisa, Summer with Elisa, and No Ordinary Olive. When she's not working on a book, she employs her artistic talent coloring with her young daughter, who lives with her in Escondido, California.

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