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SEX, PUBERTY, AND ALL THAT STUFF
SEX, PUBERTY, AND ALL THAT STUFF
9780764129926
$12.99







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A Guide to Growing Up
Jacqui Bailey, Illustrated by Jan McCafferty - All books by this author

This friendly book talks to teens in their own language, with emphasis on the subject that is foremost in the minds of just about every adolescent boy and girl: Sex. Separate chapters titled Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff describe body changes that occur during puberty, with frank and open explanations of male and female genitals, how they feel and how they function. Chapters that follow discuss typical teen problems, as well as those entirely new feelings that come with sexual development. Among them are, having a crush on that attractive boy or girl, coping with controlling parents, menstruation, dating and sexual activity, contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, homosexual impulses, and generally surviving those difficult yet exciting teen years. Line drawings on most pages. (Ages 11–16)

From the reviews:
“A large helping of straightforward, up-to-date information peppered with humor and bright, graphic illustrations make this book one of the best texts about sex for developing adolescents. Writing in a conversational voice that speaks directly to youth, Bailey explicitly addresses both the physiology and the psychology of puberty, while debunking the myths and answering questions about everything from pimples to pelvic exams. … The message Bailey reiterates is ‘[Y]our body is your own … and no one has the right to make you do anything with it or to it that you don’t want to do.’ To supplement her already brimming text, Bailey provides an annotated list of organizations and Web sites that provide additional information as well as a glossary of common terms. This book is one that many librarians and educators will wish that they had had when entering puberty.”
—Michele Winship, VOYA, February 2005

“Gr 5-10–A wryly humorous approach to the topic, coupled with colorful cartoons, makes this a particularly friendly book. Bailey takes an honest, nonjudgmental tone in the clearly and cleverly written text, busting myths, dispelling confusion, and calming fears for readers whose “world has suddenly got a whole lot weirder,” thanks to raging hormones. The coverage is comprehensive, including everything from body image to crushes to STDs. The author continually emphasizes a young person’s right to choose not to engage in sexual activities, although no reference to abstinence is specifically included. Teens are encouraged to wait until they are involved in a mature, loving relationship, and not give in to peer pressure. The chapters on relationships are especially insightful, highlighting the differences in how boys and girls see sex and listing reasons and ways to say “No.” The comical illustrations portray a variety of teens in typical scenarios, ranging from getting a leg wax to being confronted with a broken condom to having a pelvic exam. Anatomical diagrams clearly depict and identify the different parts of internal and external sex organs. Color-blocked sidebars with pertinent information appear on nearly every spread.”
—Joyce Adams Burner, School Library Journal, January 2005

“Did “the talk” leave your son or daughter with more questions than he or she started with? Sex, Puberty, And All That Stuff by Jacqui Bailey is loaded with information regarding puberty, friendship, dating, love contraception, pregnancy, abstinence, masturbation, homosexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse and lots more issues presented in a straightforward, embarrassing-proof way. With hilarious illustrations, a glossary and resource guide.”
Metroparent , December 2004
(0764129929)

Paperback / 112 Pages / 7 1/2 x 9 7/8 / 2004

 





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