Book Reviews of The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
The Care Keeping of You The Body Book for Girls
Author: Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendell (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9781562476663
ISBN-10: 1562476661
Publication Date: 9/1998
Pages: 104
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 139 ratings
Publisher: American Girl
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls on + 211 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
THE BEST book about body changes for pre-teen girls. It talks about body changes without going into the topics of sex and dating, as so many of the books do. I recommended it to all of my friends with pre-teens and they all agreed. I can't say enough good things about it except I wish thay had written an equivalent one for boys.
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Helpful Score: 5
excellent, tasteful, and would be welcomed by both the child and the (shy) parent. covers all sorts of topics, from changing body parts, to eating disorders. I can't recommend it enough.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was the greatest addition to our daughters' library. This book covers everything for tween girls in a tactful but straighforward manner. Both my daughters and I found the information in the bookful extremely helpful.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loads of information for growing young ladies. My daughter read this and reread some areas several times. Lots of pictures and information.
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Helpful Score: 2
BAR NONE the BEST book for prepubescent and adolescent girls. Tastefully illustrated and tactfully humorous!
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Helpful Score: 1
As a mother of an almost ten year old girl, I found this book to be very helpful. I did not know how to start our conversation about her little body and the changes it is going to make. After reading it with my daughter (only certain chapters for now) we found ourselves talking and laughing. It is very eduacational, helpful and written for a little mind. My daughter was able to read and understand it easily. This book can stay on your bookshelf for a few years and is a great guide for young girls with growing bodies.

It does contain some graphic pictures, but I am a very open person and want my children to understand what is really going on so they can understand everything and make the best choices.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is great!! It explains things to girls in a clear, concise, and "cool" way.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very Very Very Helpful! It is filled with GREAT tips and tricks for EVERY girl!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the BEST book for preteen girls. It goes over all aspects of puberty and hygiene in a way that is clear and factual, but in a nonthreatening way. I only wish there was a book just like it for boys!
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this book is a good 15 years old (I've had it since I was a "tween", and I'm now in my mid 20s), it is still relevant. It tells girls what they need to know about their bodies: not only the facts on puberty, but also healthy eating, fitness skin care tips, how to measure bra sizes, and more. And in a conversational style that makes you want to listen.
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Helpful Score: 1
My 10 year old daughter loved this book! She said it taught her things that I had already told her but in a more cool way. I guess it's better to hear things from writers as well as mothers. Highly recommended! Now I don't have to keep asking - did you brush your teeth? - put deodorant on? - etc...
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent source of information for yourg girls. I am reading it along with my two girls( 9 and 12). It is opening up alot of important questions for discussion.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book for tweens to read on their own or more preferably with a trusted adult. I've used it with some of my young female clients (and parents) and it was very helpful in explaining how our bodies work and "the care and keeping" of our bodies. It also provided several opportunities for the girls to share their feelings or thoughts about other subjects (e.g. peers, possible dating interests, sexuality, etc.). I wish I had this book when I was a young girl.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book for teaching girls about puberty.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book for a young girl going thru or right before puberty.
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Helpful Score: 1
it helps girls really learn what's happening and whats going to happen soon. It's a graet book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book for preteen girls.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't know how I was going to talk to my daughter about the changes her body was going thru. Then her doctor recommended this book. Best thing I did was to get this book. My daughter and I read this together and we had such a great bonding experience. Helped her not only understand things because it is written at a level which she could, but brought us closer together And now she has opened up to me even more about everything.

Definitely a must have book for the girl starting to sprout into a young lady and the parent ho isn't sure how to explain everything.
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This book is very well illustrated and it provides wonderful and useful information in a kid friendly manner. My 11 year old daughter loves this reference book.
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my daughter loves the book! she couldn't put it down when we received it. a must have for all growing girls -- tweens, pre-teens!
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I had a similar book to this when I was a child. I ordered this to give to my child, and having read through it I know it will be very helpful in teaching her about the changes taking place within her body.
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This is the perfect book for a 9-10 year old girl that is just starting to ask those difficult questions. The book is easy to read and explains everything in a positive,open way. Great for mom and daughters to read together,
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Excellent book for my 10 year old daughter and I. She does not like to read, and I'd find her sneaking it into bed at night. She's read every word! :) It helped to open conversation about wearing a bra, showers, hair care, etc. Things we've been talking about...but now she's listening.
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A gentle explanation of the changes we all went through. Very helpful to girls just beginning to mature.
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This book is a great way to help your daughter or granddaughter understand how their bodies are changing and what to expect with the changes.
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Beautiful gift copy!
I bought this book because I was impressed by the head-to-toe body care topics it covered. It touches on everything from hair care, to face cleansing, to washing your hands, to exercising and nutrition. It broach the topic of starting a girl's period
.It covered it honestly, straightforward and not intimidating at all. I think it helpes because it was only a minor focus of the entire body-care book. (A brief introduction to what a period is and how to handle it and the fact that it is completely NORMAL and all girls go through it). I
I highly recommend this book for parents and preteens and am happy I bought it.
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my daughter did not not put it down and reviews parts with me she has questions on.
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Got this book from Amazon by accident-was suppose to get another one. In great condition, just wasn't what I was looking for. :)