Growing Up

What's Happening to Me? (Girls) (Paperback)

Susan Meredith

(8) 7 years +

What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers from 9+. It helps to demystify some of the key subjects surrounding puberty and gives lots of reassurance and practical advice on how to cope.

Product Details

  • Product code: WPL
  • ISBN: 9780746069950
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.9cm
  • Pages: 48
  • Publish date: 31/03/2006
  • Book points: 3

Customer Ratings


Customer Reviews

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Not all for 9-year-olds! -

I purchased this for my niece as she has just started becoming curious about changes and puberty etc and I knew that many of this sort of book is aimed at older teens. This is supposedly for age 9 plus (although she is just 10) but I feel some sections are not at all age-appropriate. I do not consider myself a prude but don't feel that she or any child of that age needs to know about sexual issues... To be fair, that section does come later in the book (which is only short) so I suppose one could just share the relevant sections at the right times but I was hoping to be able to hand the book to her after a discussion. The parts on body changes and the rest are very good, however, with just the right level of detail and tone - and some cheery illustrations to go alongside!

Kjd, 19/05/2015

What's Happening to Me? -

I bought this for my 10-year-old daughter. I read through the book first and found it not age-appropriate as I was hoping for it to explain about periods and body changes, not about sexual issues. Will not be giving my daughter this book to read for a couple more years.

lindsay, 15/05/2015

Informative and Accessible -

Excellent book. Perfectly pitched for Upper Primary school aged children. Informative and honest with enough detail so that there is an understanding but without the need of the "nitty gritty" details that just aren't needed at this age. It is a great book for broaching the subject and as a starting point for conversations. Have also purchased the Boys version of the book and it is just as clear and honest. Really pleased with this purchase.

Sian, 14/04/2015

An excellent book -

I bought this alongside Usborne's Growing up for Girls for my just turned 10-year-old. We found this perfectly pitched at 9 & 10 years with enough information, delivered in an age-appropriate style. It's a slim, easy-to-read book compared with Growing up for Girls which is aimed at older children.

My daughter said it was easy to read & understand but some parts were yuk!

Helen, 01/08/2014

Informative + Child friendly -

Purchased for my 12-year-old daughter, this book is ideal as it explains growing-up changes in a child friendly way. We have had a look through the book, and it will prove to be a useful reference as she gets older and has questions regarding what is happening to her. There is also a section on boys so she can understand the basics of the changes boys go through and know its not just girls that go through changes.

I have 2 sons, and got them the boys' version. Highly recommended.

Susan, 22/01/2014

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