Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up

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Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 181 pages
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Girls approaching puberty have lots of questions: What should they do if their period starts and they aren't prepared? Can they get rid of that zit before tomorrow? Why do they sometimes feel cranky and scared? This comprehensive, reassuring, and compassionate guide will help answer those questions, and many more. Useful sections explain both the physical and psychological changes that adolescence brings and how to cope with them. Written in a no-nonsense style--with quotes from dozens of girls about their own experiences--this essential resource provides practical information about the trials and tribulations of puberty.

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User Review  - groovymamma - LibraryThing

Great resource for the older tweens, chock full of crucial information like the changes taking place outside (acne, breasts, pubic hair), inside (menstruation, sanitary options, toxic shock syndrome ... Read full review


User Review  - Booklover10123 - Borders

I am a Mom with an eleven year old daughter, and I got this book for her eleventh birthday. It is a great guide to growing up and she learned a lot from it. This book is perfect for pre-teen girls ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

MARGARET BLACKSTONE writes books about science as well as picture books. She lives in New York City.

ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the author of the Iris and Walter easy reader series. She lives in San Francisco, California.

BARBARA POLLAK has illustrated several children's books, including her own Our Community Garden. She lives in San Francisco, California.

While working on Girl Stuff, the authors consulted a gynecologist, two psychologists, a sex educator, a dermatologist, and a pediatric nurse.

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