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    Puberty Boy (Paperback) By (author) Geoff Price

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    DescriptionHave you ever noticed, now that you are growing up, that your parents want to sit you down and have these embarrassing kinds of conversations with you about sex? Or they leave those 'educational' books about growing up lying around the house? Or you've got some questions about what's happening to your body but you just can't hack the idea of talking about it with your mum? Well, Puberty Boy sidesteps embarrassing conversations and gives the full low down on what it means to be growing up. And it's written just for you. In this book, real men and boys share their stories about puberty. This light-hearted, plain speaking and honest book tells you what puberty is, when it happens and how your body will change. It explores the thinking and emotional changes that are happening alongside the physical and even tackles how to talk to girls! There's a brain shift happening inside you at puberty and Geoff price makes sure that you know about it and are equipped to handle it.


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    Title
    Puberty Boy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 204 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781741145632
    ISBN 10: 1741145635
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AL
    BIC E4L: NF9+
    BIC subject category V2: YXA
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Libri: I-CF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.4
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22850
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 612.6/61
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF024050
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: X16101000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 612.66108351
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 5AL
    LC classification: RJ143 .P75 2005, RJ143.P75
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YXA
    Illustrations note
    photos; cartoons
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin Children's Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Geoff Price has been running Pathways to Manhood wilderness camps for 10 years, helping boys make the challenging transition from boy to young man and healthy adulthood. Geoff works as a councillor, mediator and facilitator at his Sydney private practice. He was founding Vice President of the NSW Men's Health and Wellbeing Association and has a passion to improve boys and men's health and wellbeing.
    Review quote
    "Clear, wise, and kind--a major achievement. Treats puberty with a 'whole person' viewpoint." --Steve Biddulph, author, "Raising Boys"
    Review text
    A companion to Puberty Girl (2005), this well-meaning volume will be handy for parents (who don't intend to talk with their children about sex) to leave around the house for their sons to read on their own. Emphasizing that it's not a book about sex, Price does talk about sex, but focuses mainly on the many issues and challenges of puberty. The tone is serious, straightforward and affirming, with the message that "Boys are born, men are made," meaning that boys can learn to make responsible and respectful decisions on the way to manhood. Topics include anatomy, masturbation, homosexuality, girls and emotional intelligence, always covered in a frank manner, with nice touches of humor. The format is colorful but busy to the point of being cluttered. Sidebars abound, and pages and text change colors, making the print difficult to read at times. Cartoons, diagrams, photographs and drawings contribute information and liveliness to the pages. A glossary and a list of Web sites make this a handy resource for boys. (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 12+) (Kirkus Reviews)
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 Welcome to Puberty Boy!Chapter 2 Puberty what is it and when?Chapter 3 Changes on every frontChapter 4 Girls are changing tooChapter 5 Exploring your bodyChapter 6 You are in charge of your own body!Chapter 7 Becoming aware of sexualityChapter 8 Staying healthy it's about attitude!Chapter 9 Your body your shape or the media shape?Chapter 10 The brain shift boy thinking to Puberty Boy thinkingChapter 11 HELP is not a four letter word like WEAK Chapter 12 Developing your emotional intelligence what, do emotions have a brain!?! Chapter 13 Fight, run or a 3rd way?GlossaryReferences/ResourcesAcknowledgments