On your Mark, Get Set, Grow!

On your Mark, Get Set, Grow!

A "what's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys

Book - 2008
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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.

Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781557047809
Branch Call Number: YA 613 Mad
Additional Contributors: Gilligan, Paul - Illustrator


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Jessica4695 Sep 06, 2014

In all honesty, I borrowed this book from the library because I was curious and wanted to know if I'd missed any information during sexual education. I learned maybe a couple new things, but that's about it. I'm not trying to be sexist or anything, but I felt like this was written for a girl by a girl and I feel that these types of books should be written by the gender they're for; I just feel like the information would be sounder and more understood.Then again, I'm probably not the best judge for how useful this particular book is because I'm not male.


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