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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: the best-selling puberty guide for girls (Paperback)

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: the best-selling puberty guide for girls By Anita Naik, Sarah Horne (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anita Naik, Sarah Horne (Illustrator)
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"... this book is a MUST if you have a growing girl." - online customer review

"Some things are super scary especially for a 9-year-old but reading this together, I felt, let her know that she could talk to me about anything." - online customer review

"It has everything a girl needs to understand their body and mood changes as they experience this new stage of their lives." - online customer review

"A very gentle and friendly guide to growing up." - online customer review

"The illustrations are all child-appropriate and the level of detail is set just right." - online customer review

"Opens the door for conversations about the changes they are and will be going through." - online customer review

A sensitively written, friendly guide to growing up, specifically aimed at younger girls.

A friendly, reassuring and positive guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and booststheir confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty.

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up also includes advice on topics such as body image, self-esteem and how puberty affects boys, and has an age-appropriate section on sex and reproduction.

Contents include:

- What is puberty?
- Your puberty timeline
- Breasts and bras
- Same age, different stage
- Skin changes
- Sweats, smells and personal hygiene
- Hair in new places
- Changes down below
- What are periods?
- The practical side of periods
- Managing periods
- Sex explained
- Making babies
- New feelings
- Managing your moods
- Healthy eating
- The power of exercise
- Self-esteem and body image
- Privacy and your body
- Puberty for boys
- Boys have worries, too

About the Author

Anita Naik (Author)
Anita Naik is a freelance writer and the author of 50 books, as well as being a mum of two. She is currently the agony aunt on Woman's Own magazine, and a contributor to a number of parenting sites, including the Huffington Post, writing about education, bullying, sex education and teenagers. She can be found tweeting @AnitaNaik or at

Sarah Horne (Illustrator)
Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snow drift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also undertaken commission from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music, dreams and big open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London.

Praise For…

Girls can often feel shy about asking sensitive questions of adults, so this is an excellent book to give them so they can dip into it to get the answers ... topics covered include trying your first bra, dealing with spots, building your confidence and preparing for periods.—Parents In Touch

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526360182
ISBN-10: 1526360187
Publisher: Wren & Rook
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Guide to Growing Up