Book Review: A lovely book about puberty for girls.
A short overview of this book
Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian is a highly detailed book about puberty for girls that is filled with pictures and great information.
This book is a little 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 the content into small sections. It provides lots of information and shares stories from other girls and women of puberty, menstruation and sexuality. It is an older book (2005) but the content is still very relevant.
Sexual intercourse is NOT talked about in this book.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian is ideal for children between the ages of 12 years of age and older.
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Hey, my name is Cath Hak and today we’re looking at Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian. Movsessian lives in Eastern Australia and runs workshops for girls going through puberty.
This book came out in 2004 with no updates that I’m aware of. Luckily, it doesn’t cover any information that has changed recently. Instead, it specializes on periods and similar topics. It does not talk about sex at all. Puberty Girl is the female’s edition of the puberty book, with the other being Puberty Boy by another author.
At the start, it begins with ‘Welcome to Puberty,’ ‘Why a Book on Puberty’, and ‘Changes that are happening.’ Another chapter is about the ‘Big M’, which I instantly think of masturbation. But, as the book doesn’t cover sex, the ‘Big M’ is probably menstruation. It also talks about the equipment you’ll need for periods (Pads, tampons, etc.), how to keep yourself healthy, and briefly about the emotion’s girls might feel during change.
When reading it, I did notice it looks a lot like a magazine. It has photos, drawings, beautiful colors, and what I call pull out bits; the little boxes with tips on the page.
For this book, you could give this to your child to read. I know my ten-year-old daughter would be happy with it. However, I do suggest you sit down with them to help explain some of the meanings. My daughter has pretty good reading, but she might need help on words like ‘Toxic Shock Syndrome’ or ‘Diarrhea.’ Some of the words are more medical, but that’s about all.
Overall, Movsessian gives a nice balance between reading and imagery. The book doesn’t talk too much about sex, only really discussing homosexuality at the end. But this makes it very child friendly and a great focus on puberty.
Puberty Girl is a fantastic book. It’s very easy to read and visually pleasing. Not only that, but it has accurate information and very focused on the one subject.
Okay, I hope that helps, cheers.