THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2 by Cara Natterson

THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2

The Body Book for Older Girls
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 9 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

A straightforward explanation of growth and changes in puberty aimed at girls approaching their teens.

A pediatrician who also serves as an online expert for several parenting sites offers sensible descriptions of and answers to common questions about body basics, physical, emotional and mental changes, and relationships with family and friends in this latest self-help title from the American Girl group. The target audience for this follow-up to The Care & Keeping of You (1998) is clearly the upper end of the company’s publishing focus (ages 8-12), but the information provided about puberty is generally similar to that in the previous title, which covered girls’ good health more broadly. There are clear instructions for breast self-examination and for inserting a tampon. (Shaving one’s legs and determining bra size return from the earlier book.) The text does not include sexual feelings among its set of physical and emotional changes. In the diagram of the vagina, the clitoris is shown but not labeled. Parents will be particularly pleased by the author’s repeated reminder that parental rules rule. Preteen readers will appreciate the positive, personal tone.

Sure to be welcomed, and especially useful for families and collections where the more explicit It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (1999) would be unacceptable. (Nonfiction. 9-12)

 

Pub Date: March 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60958-042-1
Page count: 103pp
Publisher: American Girl
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2013




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