The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up (Paperback)

The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up By Karen Gravelle, Jennifer Gravelle, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up (Paperback)


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This bestselling, essential illustrated guidebook for adolescent girls is a trusty friend that can help girls feel confident about this new phase of their lives.

What is my period exactly? Do I need to see a doctor? What does it feel like to wear a pad? What if I get my period at school?

Karen Gravelle and her fifteen-year-old niece, Jennifer Gravelle, have written a down-to-earth and practical book that answers any questions you might have about your period, from what it is and what it feels like, to how to choose pads and tampons, to how to talk to your parents about it. The Period Book will help guide you through all the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with your period, as well as related issues like dealing with pimples, mood swings, and new expectations from friends and family. Debbie Palen's funny and sympathetic cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel, and celebrate the new sense of power and maturity that your period can bring.

Karen Gravelle the author of Walker & Company’s best-selling nonfiction titles What’s Going on Down There? and The Driving Book. She lives in Long Island City, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781619636620
ISBN-10: 161963662X
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English

"Adults uncomfortable discussing sexuality will find support in Karen Gravelle’s companion books . . . . Her straight-forward, lively writing provides comfort and readability." - The News & Observer

"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