Monday, March 29, 2010

Nonfiction Monday: Girl in the Know (MG)

Girl in the Know. Your Inside-and-Out Guide to Growing Up. By Anne Katz, R.N., Ph.D. Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk. 2010. March 2010. Kids Can Press. 112 pages.

You're growing up, and that means lots of first -- first period, first bra, first kiss, just to name a few.

What you see is what you get. Girl in the Know is a book about puberty. This one doesn't just focus on the physical, however, it also addresses emotional issues as well. Family. Friends. Crushes. Bullies. Eating disorders. So if you're looking for a book about health, hygiene, diet, and exercise, then this might be just right for you (or someone you love).

I don't love the illustrations. But. I can see how this would be difficult to get just right either way. Because if you use photographs, then the book becomes dated even more quickly.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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