What's going on down there? : answers to questions boys find hard to ask

by Gravelle, Karen.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 612.6 GR
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 612.6 GR
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction P/T 612.6 G77w
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  P/T 612.6 G77w
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 612.661 GRAVELL
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 612.661 GRAVELL
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 612.661 GRAVELL
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 612.661 GRAVELL
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Parent-Teacher j 612.661 Gra P-T
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Parent-Teacher
Call Number  j 612.661 Gra P-T
Springdale Free Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction YA 612.661 GRAV
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  YA 612.661 GRAV

Why is my voice making such weird sounds? When will I be able to start shaving? Why do I keep getting pimples? What is a wet dream? Your body has been behaving very strangely lately. You hardly know what to expect from one day to the next. Karen Gravelle, with some help from her two young advisors, Nick and Chava Castro, has written a down-to-earth and practical book that will help guide you through this confusing time in your life. What's Going On Down There? answers any questions you might have about puberty, from what it is and what it feels like, to what puberty is like for girls, to how to handle the sexual feelings you may be starting to experience. Robert Leighton's funny and informative cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel. Part manual, part older brother, What's Going On Down There? will give you the facts you need to feel comfortable and confident about this new phase of your life.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-9. Aided by two teenagers, Gravelle does for boys what she and her daughter did for girls in The Period Book (1996). As in the first book, the tone here is forthright without being sober or scary. Facts about puberty, sex, and sexually transmitted diseases, and also what happens to girls during puberty are presented clearly and completely, along with answers to an assortment of related questions. The authors also manage to slip in some counsel about wise decision making, though the emphasis is on information, not values. This is similar in scope to Paulette Bourgeois and Martin Wolfish's Changes in You & Me: A Book about Puberty, Mostly in Boys (1994), but it is much more thorough and contains a very detailed chapter on types of birth control, which Bourgeois and Wolfish barely mention. Teens looking for information about homosexuality will probably need to go elsewhere--to one of Thomas Ford's excellent books, perhaps--for a better discussion. Otherwise, this is a fine book, with lots of great cartoon artwork that adds fine comedy without compromising the importance of the subject. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Teenage boys -- Physiology -- Juvenile literature.
Puberty -- Juvenile literature.
Sex instruction for boys -- Juvenile literature.
Sex instruction for boys.
Publisher New York :Walker and Co.,1998
Contributors Castro, Nick.
Castro, Chava.
Leighton, Robert.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description viii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 0802775403 (paperback)
0802786715 (reinforced)
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