Book Review: The Period Comic by Florence Igboayaka is an illustrated comic that helps young girls to understand puberty and periods.
A short overview of this book
The Period Comic by Florence Igboayaka is an illustrated graphic novel (or comic) that helps to prepare girls (or kids with a uterus) for their first period.
This is a lovely book that is perfect for young tweens, as it provides them with enough information to understand why periods happen, and how to manage them. It answers many of the most common questions kids ask about this time of life.
What I like about this book, is that it is in a format (comic) that is different to other books. Some tweens find picture books too babyish, but they also find novels (or books without pictures) too tedious. Plus they are often at an age where you can’t coerce them into reading a book with you. This format helps to make an educational book much more appealing to kids!
The book is also culturally diverse, which means that regardless of what ethnicity your child is, they should feel included.
The Period Comic includes everything girls need to know about growing breasts, acne or pimples, their periods, hair in private areas, feelings, nutrition, managing period cramps, preparing for your first period, period poverty, and so much more. The changes that happen to male bodies (or bodies with a penis) is also discussed.
This book talks about how babies are made (sperm cell joining with an egg cell) but it doesn’t mention sexual intercourse.
All in all, I like this book and I think it will appeal to many tweens!
You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
The Period Comic by Florence Igboayaka is ideal for children between the ages of 9 and 13 years.
Have a look through the book