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With bright, cartoon-style illustrations and clear diagrams this sensitive, detailed and informative guide explains male puberty in a reassuring and friendly way. It tackles everything from physical and hormonal changes to emotional upheaval. Ideal for libraries and schools, the contents and index pages make key topics easy to find.

Book information

Key Stage
ISBN: 9780746076637
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 225 x 150mm
Library edition hardback
ISBN: 9781409599609
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 225 x 150mm
Adam Larkum

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Alex Frith

Alex Frith has been a children's author for more than a decade, covering every topic on Earth, from prehistoric animals to robots with artificial intelligence, and everything under the Sun, from the origins of the Universe to the adventures of Thor, God of Thunder. At home he reads too many comics, and attempts to raise three children with an awful lot of help from his wife, and no help at all from his cat.

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“Very nice book”
I love this book which I gave to my 11 year old son because he was evidently too shy to talk about these things.
I love this book so cool!
“Whats happening to me”
This book is fantastic. I got this for my son who was 10 at the time as my husband is in the military and very often away. I wanted something that he could refer to if he was too embarrassed to ask me and I didn't want him to learn stuff from 'playground' talk. As a mum, I would highly reccommend this and am buying the girls version for my daughter.
“What is Happening to me review”
This book is great because I have got it! It has got very interesting facts about how to grow up on boys but at the back it has got a little bit on girls. I would recommend this book to people 10 or above because they wont understand what a condom is and what sex is! I really enjoy this book!

Press reviews

“Look no further: the What's Happening to Me? books are nothing short of brilliant. They aim to help children aged nine and above understand bodily changes and they do this extremely well... Reading these books will help young people to become more self-assured and feel more comfortable talking about their concerns. Adolescent boys will find this book answers a lot of their questions and help them to worry less about the changes taking over their bodies. Reading these books will help young people to become more self-assured and feel more comfortable talking about their concerns. ”
“For me this book has been a great tool for talking about a subject that... children are required to face. It provides a safe way of dealing with what I know they need to know, without alarming them.”

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