What's Going on Down There? A Boy's Guide to Growing Up

Author(s): Karen Gravelle, Ph.D.

Parenting & Family

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 safelyComplete 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.


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"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

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.Robert Leighton is an illustrator and professional game designer who lives in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9781681193618
  • : Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
  • : Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
  • : 0.42
  • : April 2017
  • : 0.50000mm X 5.50000mm X 8.00000mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 144
  • : bl2017024952
  • : 612.6/61
  • : English
  • : Dr Robert Leighton
  • : 817
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Karen Gravelle, Ph.D.