Guy Talk (Growing Up) (Paperback)
From puberty to relationships, social media to school, this essential guide for boys growing up covers everything you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Growing up can be hard and, at times, embarrassing. This funny yet sensitive book is here to offer practical advice and helpful information to help make growing up just that little bit less scary. Covering daunting but important subject such as personal hygiene, different types of bulling, relationships, and how to stay safe online, this book features case studies and questions from "real-life'"anonymous readers to explore those embarrassing questions you don't want to ask! Written by a former teen magazine editor and with funny illustrations and diagrams throughout, this is the go-to guide for any male going through or approaching puberty.
Lizzie Cox is the former editor of popular teen brand Sugarscape.com and an award-winning journalist who has written for a range of titles. Lizzie is known for her humorous, light-hearted tone and has plenty of experience in tackling teen subjects for both boys and girls.
Damien Weighill was born in the north-east of England and now lives in London. He creates illustrations that are full of ideas (smart and silly) for a host of international clients.
“Let’s be honest, growing up comes with awkward moments. This series does an excellent job covering many of the topics we all experience. Puberty (both our own and that of the opposite gender) is covered extensively, along with everything that comes with it: hair in places where there was not any before, pimples, body odor, personal hygiene, love and relationships, sex, and reproduction and its prevention. Other topics covered include healthy eating and fitness, body image, body shaming, social media and bullying, school life, sexism and gender equality, family talk, depression, and growing up happy. The way that author Lizzie Cox and illustrator Damien Weighill weave this information throughout the text and illustrations makes it interesting and almost cool. The advice offered is respectable, honest, and accepting; each book even includes a companion guide for grown-ups!” - Stacy Rosenthal, Ed.D., Librarian, Council Rock High School South, Holland, Pennsylvania for School Library Connection