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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great

Changing Bodies, Periods, Relationships, Life Online

Sophie Elkan Laura Chaisty Dr Maddy Podichetty Flo Perry



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Green Tree
16 June 2020
'Wise and kind' - Sali Hughes 'Every young teen needs this book' - Nadia Sawalha 'Brilliant, accessible, sensitive and funny' - Emily Maitlis 'Funny, kind and wise' - Daisy Buchanan Going through puberty? Thinking about puberty? Worried about growing up? This book is for you!

Puberty isn't just about what's going on in your body, but also your brain, your emotions and the world around you.

Knowledge is power! All the information you need is here, plus advice, wisdom and lots of questions from girls like you:

- Body-basics (like breasts, spots and periods) - Life's big mysteries. Is how you look important? Is a crush ever wrong? Is it bad to be jealous of your friends? - Clear, empowering info on emotions, sex, sexuality and gender - Staying safe and having fun online - Plenty of space for your own notes and doodles
By:   Sophie Elkan, Laura Chaisty, Dr Maddy Podichetty
Illustrated by:   Flo Perry
Imprint:   Green Tree
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   204g
ISBN:   9781472973580
ISBN 10:   1472973585
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   16 June 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Young adult ,  Children / Juvenile ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sophie Elkan has a background in Marketing and PR and now works in communications. She started her career working on women's magazines, including Marie Claire, as well as teen titles Mizz and 19. Laura Chaisty is a qualified Art Psychotherapist with over fifteen years of experience working in the National Health Service. Dr Maddy Podichetty is a GP based in Oxford. All three are mothers of girls. Flo Perry is a freelance illustrator and writer. She's a former editor at BuzzFeed, and has a passion for drawing funny pictures, especially about boobs and cats. She lives in London with her girlfriend, her best friend and a large, annoying, deaf cat.

Reviews for The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great: Changing Bodies, Periods, Relationships, Life Online

Wise, kind, non-judgemental and empathetic. This book should be within every girl's arm's reach * Sali Hughes, columnist, mother and author * Every young teen needs this book * Nadia Sawalha * Funny, kind and wise. * Daisy Buchanan * Brilliant, accessible sensitive and funny - get this book for your children, your godchildren, your grandchildren and then everyone else's children! * Emily Maitlis * This book frees girls from any ill-conceived myths about what they should or shouldn't be feeling as they go through puberty. It says that you are ok the way you are - a message that could not be more important particularly during this crucial time where our bodies are going through a revolution. * Brita Schmidt, Women for Women International -UK *

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