Author(s): Marawa Ibrahim; Sinem Erikas (Illustrator)
Aimed at girls going through puberty, Marawa Ibrahim filled this book with all the advice she wished she had received when she was ten.
This is a bright and fun book, full of paper collages and lively conversations about being comfortable, happy and healthy in your body throughout the changes of puberty.
The Girl Guide is full of stories of Ibrahim's own experiences growing up, such as leaky periods, trying to find pants that fitted her, dealing with thrush, and getting to know her vulva. She discusses the importance of feeling confident in being yourself and about the benefits of things such as dancing, meditating, sleeping and stretching.
A positive and reassuring guide for ages 10+
'Marawa Ibrahim is a world record-breaking hula hooper and circus performer. Who better to explain the changes a girl's body goes though as she grows up?' * The Observer Magazine *
'The first in a series about growing up, this title is packed with hilarious stories and vital info about sweat, periods and body hair.' * The Guardian Best Books Guide 2017 *
`An illustrated young person's bible filled with animated advice from record-breaking hula hoop star Marawa Ibrahim. Through the playful designs and photo illustrations of Sinem Erkas, Marawa offers advice on coping with puberty, and how to nurture a positive body image.' --Time Out * Time out London *
'Integrity is the theme of Ibrahim's new book, a manual for centennial girls who are growing up in the hothouse of Instagram likes and sanitised, hairless perfection.' -- The Evening Standard * The Evening Standard *
Seven-times world record holder Marawa Ibrahim was once told she didn't have what it takes to be a performer. Today, she holds world records for the most hoops spun by an individual and the fastest 100 metres in high-heeled skates. Marawa works with hundreds of young women around the world through her award-winning hula-hoop troupe, The Majorettes.
Sinem Erkas is a multi-disciplinary graphic artist and art director. Her practice ranges from digital artworks to photo-illustrations and set design. Inspired by Pop Art, Minimalism and optical illusions, Sinem likes to create playful and bold artworks that make you look twice.