I totally appreciate someone for tackling this topic. My son is nine years old, and he has started asking those questions that make all parents squirm: “Where do babies come from?” “Why is there hair under my armpits?” Sometimes it’s hard to give the answers to these questions because you know that other questions will soon follow, and if you are not ready for these questions, you can be thrown for a loop.
Through accurate illustrations and language that today’s adolescent can understand, Terri Trenchard tackles the topic of puberty. Her character, Bork, is very lively as he discusses such topics as male and female anatomy, stinky body parts, bathing, and shaving, among others. I feel that this book is a great tool for parents and children to broach these uncomfortable topics. The book provides lots of tips and suggestions to common problems that boys face during puberty.
I would highly recommend this book to other families who are at the point where puberty is on the horizon. Having a reference that is written in language that a kid understands is great for my son. It was great for the two of us to sit down and have a real discussion as we read this book. He was free to ask questions as we went along. This book helped to explain everything that my son needs to know as he is growing up. Although it’s hard to see your child grow up, it is comforting to know that there is a book that explains all of the aspects of puberty that you don’t want to.
Reviewed by: Dana E. Walton