Ready, Set, Grow!: A What's Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls

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Harper Collins, Aug 18, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 128 pages
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Ready, Set, Grow!

Young girls before the onset ofpuberty have a curiosity abouttheir soon-to-be changing bodiesthat needs addressing in a simplerway than for their older sisters. InMadaras’s proven, trust-worthy,friendly voice and style, this entirelynew book now brings them thesame kind of thoughtful, down-toearthinformation—but at a readingand comprehension level that’sjust right for them.

Responding throughout to reallifequestions and observationsfrom younger girls, Madarasexplores the changes that arehappening, or about to happen, tothem, including: the developmentof breasts, body hair, and bodyfat; the changes in their reproductiveorgans, both inside and out;their first period and all the complexfeelings surrounding it; theunwelcome appearance of acneand new body odors; and, perhapsmost important, how to respectand celebrate their unique bodies,even when the outside world isnot always so accepting.

Lively cartoon drawings throughoutmake the book not only helpful,but fun to read, too.


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My daughters pediatrician recommended it.

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My 10 year old daughter read the book after it was recommended by our pediatrician. It was very instrumental in explaining how the female body develops. Read full review

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Ready set grow
It's a good book and it really helps but is a little gross.I recomend this book to all 4th grade girls and up


one Whats Happening to Me? Puberty Is about Change What Is Puberty?
two Buds Boobs and BrasYour Growing Breasts Breast Growth Begins
three Hair Thereand Everywhere All about Body Hair
four You Grow Girl The Height Spurt
five Bigger Is Beautiful The Weight Spurt
seven Whats Up Down There? A Look at Your Private Parts
The Vulva More Moist eight The InsideStory ChangesYou Cant
nine That Time oftheMonth Allabout Getting Your Period
ten Yours Alone Respecting and Protecting Your Body
The Whats Happening to My Body? Series by Lynda and Area

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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.

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