- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 175mm x 175mm x 10mm | 68g
- Publication date: 11 March 2004
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1557045658
- ISBN 13: 9781557045652
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: Ill.60col.ill.
- Sales rank: 10,860
Ready, Set, Grow! In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda wrote this entirely new book especially for younger girls to give them what they need to know to celebrate and accept the new and exciting changes that are happening to their bodies during puberty. Illustrated with delightful drawings, Ready, Set, Grow! is the sixth book in the popular Madaras "What's Happening to My Body?" series of growing-up books for girls and boys. Praised by parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, and especially kids, the bestselling "What's Happening to My Body?" books for older girls and boys are on the "Best Books for Young Adults" list from the American Library Association, and have been translated into 12 languages. Over 2,000,000 copies of the "What's Happening to My Body?" series are in print.
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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.
"A friendly, accessible introduction to puberty that young girls can read alone, not just with parents." --"Booklist", Gillian Engberg, 1 October 2003"Full of advice and a warm, empathetic understanding...Girls will feel like they have a grown-up friend sitting right beside them." --"ForeWord", September/October 2003"Supportive, down-to-earth discussion of what changes occur and why, written in language simple enough to be understood by pubescent girls." --"Publishers Weekly"
Table of contents
A note from the author: Hi, I'm Lynda Madaras -- What's happening to me? puberty is about change -- Buds, boobs, and bras: your growing breasts -- Hair, there and everywhere: all about body hair -- You grow, girl! the height spurt -- Bigger Is beautiful:the weight spurt -- BO and zits: a survival guide -- What's up down there? a look at your private parts -- The inside story: changes you can't see -- That time of the month: all about getting your period -- Yours alone: respecting and protecting your body.