Book Review: A beautiful book for boys about puberty and growing up.
A short overview of this book
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price is a highly detailed book about puberty for boys that is filled with pictures and great information.
This book is a little bit different to a lot of the other puberty books that are out there. It is more like a magazine than a book, with lots of images, the use of colour everywhere, and the breaking up of content into small sections. It provides lots of information and shares stories from other boys and men of growing up. It is an older book (2006) but the content is still very relevant.
Sexual intercourse is talked about in this book.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price is ideal for children between the ages of 12 years of age and older.
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Hello, my name is Cath Hak and today we’re looking at Puberty Boy, written by Geoff Price. Geoff Price runs puberty workshop for younger boys. That means he not only knows what he’s talking about, but he knows how to teach it to a younger audience. Because of that, Puberty Boy is a great book for children.
This book does, however, cover a lot more than puberty. While the book Puberty Girl is just about menstruation and the effects of periods, this book goes into more detail. Here it says the book talks about what puberty is, exploring your body, and sexuality. It does brief over some information on female puberty, though there isn’t much.
Visually, Puberty Boy has a very similar set up to Puberty Girl. This book has plenty of imagery; diagrams, drawings, and photos. The text is very nicely broken up with info boxes on the side. This makes it easy to read and look at for anyone.
But, would I read this to my son? Probably not. While this book does have lots of important information, it would take too long for my son and I to read. This is the sort of book you buy and tell your child to read on their own. If they have any questions, you can talk about it. This is a lot easier than sitting and reading all of it together.
This book is also a great way to bring up conversations. If you see an advertisement on TV for condoms, you can bring it up with your child. Ask them if they read anything like that in the new book you bought them.
Puberty Boy is a fantastic book. Price knows what boys are going through and he knows how to write about it. This book can be a bit risky for some parents, though. It does cover topics like sex and STIs which can make some parents uncomfortable.
Despite being published in 2005, this book is well written. The only issue would be with new information about STIs being released and lack of information on porn, which is very important in modern books. Porn is a subject that only became relevant in the past six to nine years, so way after this book is published.
Other than that, however, Price wrote a fantastic book.
I hope this helped, cheers.