Synopses & Reviews
Being a girl isn't always easy, and growing up is far from a walk in the park. This time of transition is particularly confusing without a confidante to help. Meet Sarah O'Leary Burningham, a real-life big sister here to coach preteens through all of life's big moments, from first bras to first periods. Filled with letters and testimonials from real girls—as well as confidence-boosting advice and myth-busting sidebars—this fun, accessible, and highly visual book is a must-have for every girl navigating her way through the preteen years.
"Burningham builds on her previous titles, Boyology and How to Raise Your Parents, in this guide for girls approaching puberty. In chapters devoted to the face and skin, bodily changes, breasts, menstruation, and physical and emotional health, cozy cartoons show girls cheerfully navigating new experiences that include shaving, flossing teeth while wearing braces, picking out glasses, and finding a bra that fits right. Burningham offers compassionate, clearheaded advice about handling the emotional ebbs and flows of puberty and includes actual letters from preteen girls asking questions about body development and other topics ('How can I convince my mom to let me shave?'). Candid reflections from girls on overcoming embarrassing scenarios, learning from first experiences, and developing confidence in their bodies make the content especially approachable. Ages 8 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Sarah O'Leary Burningham is the author of How to Raise Your Parents
. Still a teenager at heart, she lives in Manhattan.
Alli Arnold graduated from Parsons School of Design and illustrates a wide range of projects. She lives in New York City.