Synopses & Reviews
This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care and Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you're going through.
"Addressing growing girls directly, this frank companion to The Care and Keeping of You (first published in 1998) aims at a slightly older audience as it covers puberty, hygiene, menstruation, emotional development, family, and social dynamics. Natterson uses a clear, reassuring tone throughout, and Q&A sections tackle potentially embarrassing topics like overactive sweating and bra discomfort ('ras can sometimes make you feel self-conscious, and it's hard to feel good in a bra until you feel good about bras'). Masse's color cartoons provide visual backup for discussions of anatomy, breast self-exams, tampon use, and more. Ages 10 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.