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Smart Girl's Guide to Sticky Situations [Kindle Edition]

American Girl Editors , Bonnie Timmons
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Girls will learn to take charge and feel confident in a variety of tough situations, from being threatened by a bully to getting caught in an earthquake to falling down the stairs at school. Problem-solving strategies and tips from experts empower girls, and warm writing and humorous illustrations keep the book's tone light.


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Girl guidance-and all-out fun-abounds in an array of smart and sassy titles. The first, Yikes! A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Tricky, Sticky, Icky Situations from the editors of American Girl, illus. by Bonnie Timmons, provides commonsense solutions to 40 scenarios, including what to do "if you're having your period and get blood on your clothes." In addition to quick-fix ideas, the volume offers preventive measures to avoid the situation next time. The pocket-size paperback's straightforward section headings (e.g., "Quick Thinking" and "Using Logic") tie predicaments together; cartoon-like illustrations add a touch of humor. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8-For the most part, the entries in this book hit the mark, with advice about such predicaments as not getting along with one's teacher or being caught doing something wrong. There's the lighthearted (what to do if you fall down stairs in front of people) and also the deadly serious (what to do "if you fall through ice"). Friends figure often, among them those who want to copy homework or who tell others the name of your crush. At times, however, the featured situations will have limited applicability, such as "how not to fall off a horse." And some readers may not be highly interested in how to remove various stains from carpet and clothing. That said, the last advice is a statement of empowerment: "You can stand on your own two feet. You've got a good brain. You've got common sense. Keep them handy. Trust yourself. You'll be able to handle just about anything." That advice alone makes the book worthy of purchase. Colorful cartoon drawings brighten the pages.
Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 9841 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1584855304
  • Publisher: American Girl; 2 Revised edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TBXNH0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, 5 stars, no doubt! December 30, 2005
By Melissa
Format:Paperback
A Smart Girl's Guide To Sticky Situations is the best book I have ever owned. It actually talks about the things that girl pre-teens and girl teenagers have to go through when they are becoming a "woman" over time. This book really helped me in all topics. It helped me with periods the most...which is about the most confusing thing once teenagers know about what it is, how it works, what to do, and most of all how to protect.

This book doesn't help with just periods. It helps with things that are very embarrissing (spelling check?), tips when getting lost, how to avoid dangerous things, dealing with rumors, and so, so much more!

I'm sure that everyone that bought this book, will have no questions at the end. This book has everything you need to know!

-Melissa
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read June 16, 2006
Format:Paperback
I bought this for my 13 year old daughter. She opened the book, read what interested her and never touched the book again. Although she did state the advice was good and mostly common sense. I sat and read it cover to cover and did realize most everything is common sense placed in a cute format. It is a very quick and entertaining read (silly illustrations). I would purchase this for a pre-teen not a know-it-all teen. Suggested age 9-12.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book! December 12, 2005
Format:Paperback
Very fun book. Purchased it for my 10 year old niece. Couple of surprising write ups on what to do if your period bleeds through your clothes and what do to if a tampon falls out of your backpack at school. Wasn't quite expecting that. As long as the young lady has had "the chat" with an adult, this is a great book filled with fun, light-hearted advice.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good sense! Don't leave home without it! October 11, 2007
Format:Paperback
A Smart Girl's Guide to Sticky Situations is an absolutely wonderful book for preteens about some of the weird situations that people of any age can find themselves in. With very appealingly silly illustrations, the book covers the expected items like flunking a test, not getting picked for a team, looking goofy in photos, etc.

However, there are some serious situations that are beautifully handled. For example, information about what to do if you are separated from your family in the city could save a child's life. Knowing how to handle false accusations could save a child's sanity!

Little sidebars called "Disaster Blasters" provide information to prevent all manner of inconvenience, embarrassment and grief! While some reviewers have stated that this is merely a compilation of common sense, keep in mind that maturity comes with age and experience, and this book is aimed at a very young audience.

I really do wish that I had this book, myself, many years ago, and I highly recommend it for any young lady in your family circle.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT!!! August 4, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This book is WONDERFUL!!! I read it and learned some things that any pre-teen should now. It is so worth the money and can be used in the hardest situations.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If You're Stuck in a Tricky Situation, this will Help! January 1, 2003
By Leila
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this book very much. It tells you what to do in a sticky event, such as having your period in public, finding a lost dog, falling down the stairs at school, and even more. I thought this book was very helpful. It presents information that is easy to understand and vital. My only complaint (and the reason why I rated this book four stars) is that I felt the book as a little too short. I would have liked for their to be more sticky events, and what do in them. Otherwise, a fantastic, great book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! May 13, 2003
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
What do you do if you get separated from your parents in a big city? What if your BFF tells EVERYONE in the whole school who you like? What if you forget your lines on the big opening night of a play? Yikes has the answers to these problems and much more. It gives helpful advice and ways to prevent bad things from happening, but it's also fun to read. I love this book and hope that you will too.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wow! July 24, 2004
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
I loved this book because when I would worry about things happening to me at school, like falling down the stairs and other embarrassing things, I would pick up this book and after I finished it I felt much better! I suggest this book to girls from the age of 8 to even 17!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my niece loves this series; very interesting read
Published 12 days ago by Lovemy3babies
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Daughter loved it.
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Loukota
1.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
it was a very good book although it gave situations that don't really happen that often and they didn't give situations that might be more common. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars arrived in good timing in good shape as advertised and described. Keep...
I always recommend a smart Girl's Guide to anyone who will listen! I highly recommend it and my daughter loves it and utilizes the tools in these books :-) as appropriate... Read more
Published 4 months ago by R. Karlow
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet and fun to give
My niece loved it. She won't admit it, but she uses it all the time. It's like a kids Dear Abby.
Published 6 months ago by Sanibelgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
it really helped me out in situations like these I always love the American girl magazines and this was wonderful
Published 8 months ago by Audrey Levins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to read
When you read American girl books they always tell you something in them but when you read this one it helps your kids(girls) understand to keep calm in a situation my daughter's... Read more
Published 10 months ago by nobody this is a great game but it always has to make you die
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I used some of these helpful tips and it actually worked! A great book for kids. I think that American Girl books should be publishing more, but awesome job.
Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for girls!
Really great book for my pre-teen and teen daughter. So many new situations come at our children today and this helps you as a parent to cover a lot of territory!
Published 10 months ago by Leah Forney
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
This book is really helpful. It has a whole bunch of life lessons that are needed. Love how it's written and how it's worded really east to understand.
Published 11 months ago by Anna Shearer
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