Synopses & Reviews
To help boys realize that they are not alone in their concerns as they go through their transformation to manhood, they need information, and this is the best book to give and share with them.
This bestselling classic, written by an experienced educator in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, has sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into 12 languages. The introduction is for the parent, the book for the young man. Readers will be comforted with honest, sensitive, non-judgmental straight talk on the bodys changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, voice changes, body hair, puberty in girls, and much more.
This expanded Third Edition addresses questions raised in the thousands of reader letters received by the authors over the years. Material new to this edition includes more detailed discussion of penis size; expanded sections on eating right, exercise, steroid abuse, and weight training; updated advice on acne treatment; and crucial information on AIDS, STDs, and birth control appropriate for this age.
Filled with illustrations and stories of boys real-life experiences, The Whats Happening to My Body? Book for Boys is a comprehensive puberty education and health book for all young boys from ages 8 to 15.
"Lynda Madaras takes seriously the questions asked over the years in her sex education class and gives accurate, detailed answers." — School Library Journal
"These gender-specific titles take a modern and easygoing approach to puberty…explains everything in a readable and reassuring style." — VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
"Must reading." — Ralph I. Lopez, M.D., Adolescent Clinic, The New York Hospital— Cornell Medical School
"One of the most complete, well-written and clearly illustrated sex and health education texts to come off the press." — Arkansas Democrat
"Your book is a most helpful teaching tool…Your books put the students at ease…many, many thanks." — Excerpt from a teacher's letter to Lynda Madaras
The bestselling guides for preteens and teens updated with a brand-new look.
The Madaras growing-up guides are acknowledged by parents, educators, librarians, and doctors for their unique, nonthreatening style, excellent organization, and thorough coverage of both the physical and emotional issues surrounding puberty and adolescence. And kids love them too! As one fan wrote, "Dear Lynda, I can't believe that you, a mom, knew all this stuff!"
"What's Happening to My Body?" for Boys features detailed coverage, in age-appropriate language, of the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, the reproductive organs, voice changes, romantic and sexual feelings, puberty in the opposite sex, and much more. Includes a comprehensive resource section and line drawings. For ages 10 and up.
The new editions feature:
* Fresh new cover design for series
* Entirely redesigned interiors with new illustrations
* Uniform trim sizes for display
* New author introductions
* Updated resource sections and content
* 48 black-and-white drawings
The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys
Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control.
Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.
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.
Area Madaras was just 11 years old when she assisted her mother on their first book. Now a communications consultant and mother of two, she lives in California and continues to assist her mother with the series.
Area Madaras solo tenia once anos cuando colaboro por primera vez con su madre en un libro. Ahora es asesora de comunicaciones y madre de dos ninas, vive en California y continua trabajando con su madre en la serie.