Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
From the award-winning author of the best books on puberty—A completely new book written especially for 8-11-year-old girls, playfully illustrated in an appealing, two-color design.
Young girls before the onset of puberty have a curiosity about their soon-to-be changing bodies that needs addressing in a simpler way than for their older sisters. In the proven, trust-worthy, Madaras-friendly voice and style, this entirely new book now brings them the same kind of thoughtful, down-to-earth informationbut at a reading and understanding level that's just right for them.
Responding throughout to real-life questions and observations from younger girls, Madaras explores the strange and thrilling changes that are happening, or about to happen, to them, including: the development of breasts, body hair, and body fat; the changes in their reproductive organs, both inside and out; their first period and all the complex feelings surrounding it; the unwelcome appearance of acne and new body odors; and, perhaps most important, how to respect and celebrate their unique bodies, even when the outside world is not always so accepting.
Lively cartoon drawings throughout make the book not only helpful, but fun to read, too.
Ready, Set, Grow! A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Girls discusses changes in girlsU bodies.
Discusses the changes in younger girls' bodies as they grow older, including understanding what puberty is, weight and height changes, and menstruation.
About the Author
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.