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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up

By Phil Wilkinson
Illustrated by Sarah Horne

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

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

A friendly, reassuring positive 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 body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts 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, as well as information on how puberty affects girls.

Topics covered:
What is puberty?
Your puberty timeline
How do hormones work?
The height and weight race
A deeper voice
Spotty skin
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, too

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781526360175
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Wren & Rook
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