By Wilkinson, PhilIllustrated by Horne, Sarah
A friendly and reassuring guide for boys 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 physical changes like body hair and testicle growth to emotional ones li...ke mood swings and self-esteem, the author anticipates any worries that boys may have relating to what is 'normal' and about feeling different. It gives them the information they will need to reassure them and boost their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise. Sections: What is puberty? Your puberty timeline How do hormones work? The growth and weight race A deeper voice Spots (and how to manage them) Hair, hair, everywhere The art of shaving Sweat, smells and personal hygiene Changes down below More changes down below New feelings Sex explained Making babies Keeping your confidence up Mood swings Managing your feelings Healthy eating The power of exercise Privacy and your body Puberty for girls Girls have worries, tooRead more
Phil Wilkinson (Author) Phil Wilkinson is a freelance writer and the author of 50 books, as well as being a dad of two. He is a contributor to a number of parenting sites, including the Huffington Post, writing about education, bullying, sex education and teenagers. 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.
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