What's Going on Down There?: A Boy's Guide to Growing Up (Paperback)

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By Karen Gravelle, Robert Leighton (Illustrator)
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Celebrating twenty years in print, this essential illustrated guidebook for adolescent boys--part manual, part older brother--is now available as a refreshed edition, with new and updated content.

With 150,000 copies sold, this appealingly illustrated guidebook to puberty--now updated with brand new content relevant to today's kids--is the perfect companion for boys and parents preparing for this important milestone. Written in consultation with preteen boys, this guide offers a supportive, practical approach, providing clear and sensitive answers to common issues--from what physical changes you might experience, to what puberty is like for girls, to how to handle the sexual feelings you may be starting to experience.

This revised edition features new sections on:
- body image
- sexual harassment and consent
- using social media safely

Complete with funny and informative interior illustrations, What's Going on Down There? will give boys the facts they need to feel confident about this new phase of their lives.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"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

"A useful and readable guide to puberty for boys. Written in the voice of a trusted adult, this title deftly covers physical changes, sexual intercourse, peer pressure, and pregnancy and birth . . . The text is complemented by comic-book style illustrations that serve to lighten the sometimes serious subject matter." - School Library Journal

"A fine book, with lots of great cartoon artwork that adds fine comedy without compromising the importance of the subject." - Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681193618
ISBN-10: 1681193612
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English