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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys Paperback – February 13, 2008
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"Young people can't help but like the books…visually very appealing for readers this age." —The San Diego Union-Tribune
"[Madaras'] easygoing, straightforward style appeals to young people who trust [her] to answer their most intimate and sometimes embarrassing questions." —L.A. Parent
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Top Customer Reviews
The book was certainly informative. The cartoons were a nice touch. The majority of quotes from boys about their experiences and feelings during puberty were largely ones that discussed fear and negative impressions. By the end of the book, they somewhat belabored the point which I think could influence a kid who doesn't worry to think he maybe should.
The use of slang is my main problem with this book. If the target audience includes 8 year-olds, why are words used other than medical terms? Some words were quite hardcore especially pertaining to erections and ejaculations. How does that contribute to a quality educational and emotional read of the book? Is this an attempt to be inclusive to kids who don't know the right words? They aren't buying this book for themselves, trust me. Usually it's a parent or other adult role-model buying this book on behalf of the child. Why would an adult buy into that and want kids using casual slang or vulgarity to describe their body parts?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted a boy's version of The Care and Keeping of You for younger girls. I looked at several different books and ended up choosing this one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Haven
I did not like the part about self gratification in here. We ripped it out. Our religion does not agree with that.Published 9 months ago by JG
My 11 year old son says: "very informational, but doesn't grab the readers interest right away or hold it throughout."Published 12 months ago by Yvette D.
As a mom it has helped me understand my child's puberty. The explanations and illustrations are tastefully done.Published 17 months ago by Maria