Item description for The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Boys World Books) by Kelli Dunham & Steven Bjorkman...
Overview Discusses the physical and emotional transitions that boys undergo during puberty, including growth spurts, voice changes, sexual development, peer pressure, dating, and new relationships within the family.
Publishers Description As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. Their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. But even if they won't say what's on their mind, they still want straight answers.
The Boy's Body Book provides them, in a readable, reassuring, and illustrated guide. It covers a boy's every concern: hygiene, exercise, teachers, peer pressure, sex, and siblings. He'll learn about what's going on physically (vocal changes, body hair) and how to handle academic pressures, deal with out-of-control feelings, make new friends, and stay safe through it all.
This invaluable manual is modeled after the blockbuster American Girl® title, The Care and Keeping of You. Boys haven't had thier equivalent and parents, teachers and booksellers have been demanding one. Here it is... and every boy should own it!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10.5" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Applesauce Press
ISBN 1933662743 ISBN13 9781933662749
Availability 0 units.
More About Kelli Dunham & Steven Bjorkman
Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, a comedian, and an author of three other books: How To Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life As A Nurse, and The Boy's Body Book. In her spare time she likes to read, skateboard, and embarrass her niece Viola when the whole family goes to the supermarket. Laura Tallardy is an illustrator who graduated from Syracuse University's illustration program and has vowed to never go anywhere that chilly again. She has illustrated the Lily Series, the Friend2Friend Club series, and is a frequent contributor to Girls' Life and American Girl magazines. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her favorite critter Bender.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Boys World Books)?
The Best Book for Growing Boys Jul 31, 2008
I bought this book for my son, and it has been perfect for him. He's learned so much valuable information from this book, information that, as a single mom, I was worried I would not be able to pass on to him. Some topics can be awkward, especially with young boys, but this book does a wonderful job of addressing absolutely every topic about growing up with great illustrations and accessible text.
I disagree with those who claim that there is "too much text" or the reading level is "too high." My son had no trouble with it, and, as far as I'm concerned, the more information the better! I'd hate to hand him an informational guide that was lacking in information... thank goodness this great book is brimming with essential knowledge, presented in a highly effective manner.
It's perfect! I recommend it to all!
Best book for boys on puberty May 8, 2008
My three sons have all embraced this book and loved it. Initially, I believe they were drawn to it by the colorful illustrations, as well as the wonderful side bars that provide useful sound-bite style information. The book has a a very inviting design, using icons and colorful headers that let the reader know what the sections and paragraphs relate to, so they can determine if they need to read it or not. In fact, some of the icons used help the user quickly identify the source or topic in a side bar, i.e. is this an expert's opinion, a helpful tip, etc.
The text is bright and lively and the book flows in a way that let's a boy pick it up and find the information they need in order to address what they may be dealing with in their travels through puberty and daily life. It's cleverly packaged using the same trim size as a comic book -- which young boys relate to! This is the best book I've read that offers growing boys insights on dealing with bullies, family matters, sports, homework, and their ever changing bodies. It's a really terrific book!
Way too much text at way too high a level Dec 10, 2007
Most kids in this age range are not going to read pages and pages of heavy text -- not going to happen.
The overall tone is ok --- but its just not for kids this age. And there is the rub -- its not for older kids either.
I'd skip this one
Not Recommended Nov 26, 2007
A guy reading this book will either not get the information he needs, be misled, or be aware of the numerous points at which the book fails in its job. As a librarian, I don't recommend this book.
tastefully done Sep 28, 2007
My husband and I were very impressed at how well this book dealt with 'touchy' or sensitive topics without being offensive. This book is not graphic. It is straight to the point without sharing any information about sex. The book covers everything from body odor and puberty to nocturnal emission and saying no to drugs. great book for parents to read and discuss with 8-13 year old boy.