Author(s): Karen Gravelle, Ph.D.
Celebrating over twenty years in print, this best-selling, essential illustrated guidebook for adolescent girls is now available as a refreshed edition, with new and updated content.With over 400,000 copies sold, this appealingly illustrated guidebook to puberty--now updated with new content relevant to today's kids--is the perfect companion for girls and parents preparing for this important milestone. Written in consultation with preteen girls, this guide offers a supportive, practical approach, providing clear and sensitive answers to common questions on periods, as well as advice dealing with pimples and mood swings.This revised edition features new sections on: - getting braces- bra sizing- shaving- relatable anecdotes from real girls- changing friendships- romantic feelings- dealing with sexual harassment both on social media and in real lifeComplete with charming and informative interior illustrations, The Period Book is a trusty friend that can help girls feel confident about this new phase of their lives.
PUBLICATION AUGUST 2017
"Karen Gravelle hits her mark with this accessible guide for adolescent girls . . . Palen's cartoon illustrations echo the candor of the text and reinforce its kid-friendly approach." - Publishers Weekly"In a friendly, chatty manner, Gravelle explains the external and internal changes of puberty . . . Its directness and simplicity makes it a solid choice, especially for younger girls." - School Library Journal"Warm and positive." - Booklist
Karen Gravelle is the author of Bloomsbury's bestselling nonfiction titles The Period Book, What's Going on Down There?, and The Driving Book. She lives on the eastern shore of Virginia.Debbie Palen is a professional illustrator from Cleveland, Ohio. When not illustrating, she can be found doing yoga, writing, or reading comics.