Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys
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Annotation: Discusses the physical and psycholigical transitions that boys undergo during puberty, and shares information on how they can care for their changing bodies, from hair care to healthy eating.
Genre: Health
Catalog Number: #6156508
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: American Girl
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Player, Micah,
Pages: 110 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-683-37026-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-683-37026-0
Dewey: 613
LCCN: 2017015086
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
The author of the girlcentric Care and Keeping of You series offers to pubescent lads a set of similarly reassuring, informally presented facts and observations. Though she mentions hormonal and internal developments (and among Player's pedestrian cartoon drawings of smiling preteen figures there is one small, schematic representation of male sexual organs "private parts," as they're dubbed elsewhere), her focus is largely on visible and behavioral changes, from growth spurts to facial hair and "gnarly" BO to mood swings and nocturnal emissions. Aside from one mention of "noticing other kids in a romantic way" (illustrated with a boy and a girl exchanging glances), she avoids discussion of sexual interest or identity, but along with savvy observations, she does include practical advice on a range of topics, including types of underwear and shaving with a blade, plus more generally applicable remarks on proper brushing and flossing, sleep, and nutrition. Moreover, her casual style may help readers weather at least some of the drama.
Publishers Weekly
Striking a casual but instructive tone, this resource for boys entering puberty takes a holistic approach, encouraging them to take care of their minds, bodies, and emotional well-being. Chapters focus on such basics as keeping clean (-Seriously, wash your face-) and odor-free, brushing and flossing teeth, eating well, and staying hydrated. Natterson (the Care and Keeping of You series) goes on to discuss more intimate and potentially embarrassing aspects of puberty, including shaving, erections, and voice changes. Player-s loose, brightly colored cartoons add playful dashes of humor throughout (an image of a boy developing an impressive mustache mid-stride is captioned, -Puberty is sneaky-). Natterson gently insinuates that when boys embrace and explore their feelings early in life, they grow up to be healthier and happier adults. Ages 9-12. Illustrator-s agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Aug.)

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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 4-7
Lexile: 880L

Your body is about to start growing and changing big-time - or maybe this has already begun. You probably feel excited that you're growing up, but all these changes can feel awkward and uncomfortable. And because it's all new and unfamiliar, you are guaranteed to have some questions about what's happening. This book will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better - from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos, and fact from a real pediatrician, it's the perfect book to help you learn about your body's changes.

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