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It's perfectly normal : changing bodies, growing up, sex, gender, and sexual health

Harris, Robie H. (author.). Emberley, Michael (illustrator.).

Summary: Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy, and safe Internet practices. Two cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee have, often humorous, questions of their own. This version includes new and updated information, including more about gender, that has become known and verified to make sure kids and teens have the information they need to stay healthy and safe as they go through puberty and adolescence.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536207200
  • ISBN: 1536207209
  • ISBN: 9781536207217
  • ISBN: 1536207217
  • Physical Description: print
    116 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Earlier editions were published with a different subtitle: It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health.
"Million-copy bestseller--Newly revised and updated"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note: Lots of questions. Changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health -- Part one: What is sex?. Babies, kids, preteens, teens, grown ups: sex and gender ; Making babies: sexual reproduction ; Strong feelings: sexual desire ; Making love: sexual intercourse ; Who we are: straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, + -- Part two: Our bodies. The human body: all kinds of bodies ; Outside and inside: our sex organs ; Words: talking about bodies and sex -- Part three: Puberty. Changes and messages: puberty and hormones ; The travels of the egg: eggs and puberty ; The travels of the sperm: sperm and puberty ; Not all at once!: growing and changing bodies ; More changes!: taking care of your body ; Back and forth, up and down: new and changing feelings ; Perfectly normal: masturbation -- Part four: Families and babies. All sorts of families: taking care of babies and kids ; Instructions-Information: the cell- genes and chromosomes ; A kind of sharing: cuddling, kissing, touching, and sexual intercourse ; Before birth: pregnancy ; What a trip!: birth ; Other arrivals: more ways to have a baby and family -- Part five: Decisions. Planning ahead: delay, postpone, abstain, prevent, control ; Laws and rulings: abortion -- Part six: Staying healthy. Helpful -- fun -- creepy -- dangerous: the internet and you ; Talk about it: sexual abuse ; Getting a checkup: sexually transmitted diseases ; Scientists working day and night: HIV and AIDS ; Staying healthy: responsible choices.
Target Audience Note:
For age 10 and up.
Subject: Sex instruction for children Juvenile literature
Sex instruction for teenagers Juvenile literature
Sexual health Juvenile literature
Puberty Juvenile literature
Adolescence Juvenile literature
Youth Health and hygiene Juvenile literature
Human reproduction Juvenile literature
Human body Juvenile literature
Sex instruction for children
Sex instruction for teenagers
Sex instruction for youth
Sex instruction
Sexual health
Health behavior in adolescence
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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