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Obras de Valorie Schaefer

What Would You Rather Be? (2009) 4 cópias
Goodness Grows! 1 exemplar(es)
Top Hats 1 exemplar(es)
Strum! Hum! Play a Drum! 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century



This is a difficult subject to find books on that don’t have more information than you might want.

So far I don’t like that this is including many examples of insults tweens might use. Such as “tin grin” and “pizza face”. Who even is saying this?

On page 51 a girl says her friends think she is ugly and fat.

Why introduce this kind of thinking?

I think this format is good as a checklist.

It looks unthreatening which could be a comfort to girls crossing over to puberty.

The section on diet reflects the mindset of when it was written. Definitely pre-read this. As some advice is good(almonds) some is..less so(soy).

You need to use discernment with this book. I would not just hand it over-tempting as it may be.

So why do I have this?

It is not anti-family. There are no examples of the current cultural difficulties.

No one book will be perfect because this is meant to be an aid- not to take the place of the parent. It’s not bad as a guide/checklist.
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FamiliesUnitedLL | outras 15 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Gentle, straightforward, informative, and positive, with sections including:
Body Basics
Heads Up
Reach (including a handy section on how to determine your bra size)
Belly Zone
Big Changes
On the Go
The Girl Inside
An essential guide that girls can use on their own or with an adult.
JennyArch | outras 15 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |
The body book for younger girls is okay. It tells you stuff that your parents would already tell you, example: eat healthier foods such as veggies, fruit, and dairy. Don't have too many sweets a day because it can cause health problems. Also, the book can create girls to be worried for all the changes in their body up along the path to adulthood. This book can give tips for upcoming events in your growth. I would definitely recommend this book to kids 8-10, or for the girls who have started these changes earlier than others.… (mais)
Aliceshah | outras 15 resenhas | Sep 12, 2015 |


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