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

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Ready, Set, Grow!

Young girls before the onset of puberty have a curiosity about their soon-to-be changing bodies that needs addressing in a simpler way than for their older sisters. In Madaras’s proven, trust-worthy,friendly voice and style, this entirely new book now brings them the same kind of thoughtful, down-to earth information—but at a reading and comprehension level that’s just right for them.

Responding throughout to real life questions and observations from younger girls, Madaras explores the changes that are happening, or about to happen, to them, including: the development of breasts, body hair, and body fat; the changes in their reproductive organs, both inside and out;their first period and all the complex feelings surrounding it; the unwelcome appearance of acne and new body odors; and, perhaps most important, how to respect and celebrate their unique bodies,even when the outside world is not always so accepting.

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

 

About Lynda Madaras

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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.
 
Published August 18, 2009 by Newmarket Press. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships.

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Ready, Set, Grow! A What's Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls by Lynda Madaras, author of the What's Happening to My Body? series. illus. by Linda Davick, introduces the basics of pub

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Since kids' bodies are changing even younger now, often in third or fourth grade (wonder why that is?), she wrote this book for younger girls.

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