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

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HarperCollins, Feb 15, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 123 pages
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The newest addition to the 2 million copy-bestselling "What's Happening to My Body?" series, written especially for boys ages 8 and up.

Recognizing a need for puberty education books for younger children, award-winning author Lynda Madaras published Ready, Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls in 2003 to widespread acclaim. Now, in her uniquely straightforward, warm, and funny style, Madaras introduces On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys.

Responding to real-life questions and concerns from younger boys about their changing bodies, Madaras covers a wide range of topics at a reading and understanding level that's just right for them: the growth of sex organs, body hair, and facial hair; weight and height spurts; the unwelcome appearance of acne and body odor; shaving; circumcision; erections and ejaculation; feelings about puberty; and bullying.

Illustrated throughout with lively two-color drawings, On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! is the newest entry in the popular "What's Happening to My Body?" series that has influenced an entire generation of readers. The "What's Happening to My Body?" books for older boys and girls are on the American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults" list and have been translated into 12 languages.

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

User Review  - Meg Boyko - Goodreads

As a mom of a son, I appreciated this book for the basic male puberty info and light tone. It would be helpful to anyone thinking about discussing puberty with a younger boy - either for background ... Read full review

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

About the author (2008)

Lynda Madaras is the author of twelve books on health, childcare, and parenting. For more than twenty-five years, she taught sex and health education in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. She has made numerous appearances on Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, CNN, and PBS.

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