The Girl Guide: 50 Ways to Learn to Love Your Changing Body

Marawa Ibrahim (Author) Sinem Erkas (Illustrator)
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For every tween girl wondering about her changing body and changing brain, this funny and highly illustrated guide is the answer. Packed with advice about everything from periods to bras to body hair--PLUS tips on how to deal with crushes, new emotions, and all the chaos in between This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Growing up is fun . . . but it's tough, too. There are a lot of unknowns and it can be weird and messy for girls. Worry not This book covers EVERYTHING girls need to know, and it's all been reviewed and fact-checked by medical consultant Dr. Radha Modgil.

Learn how:

To make your body your best friend (not your enemy).

To get out there and do YOU (even when you don't want to move off the couch).

The thoughts and feelings that make you feel alone are shared by every girl on the planet.

To feel amazing through exercise, nutrition, and skin care.

And so much more

Great for those who loved The Care and Keeping of You or What's Happening to My Body?

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

$14.99  $13.79
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
5.0 X 0.6 X 7.7 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Eight-time world record holder Marawa Ibrahim was once told she didn't have what it takes to be a performer. Today, she holds world records for the most hoops spun by an individual and the fastest 100 meters in high-heeled skates. Marawa works with hundreds of young women around the world through her award-winning hula-hoop troupe, the Majorettes. Visit Marawa online at

Sinem Erkas is a multidisciplinary graphic artist and art director with an imaginative and stylish approach to creating images. Her practice ranges from digital artwork to photo illustrations to set design, and now human typefaces. Inspired by pop art, minimalism, and optical illusions, Sinem likes to create playful and bold artwork that makes you look twice. Based in South London, she has worked in-house as a book designer for various publishing houses. Her work has been included in London exhibitions and the Venice Biennale. Her graduate work won the "best in show" D&AD New Blood Award, and she has since acquired numerous ABCD Awards for design and illustrations. Visit Sinem online at


"The author shares her own embarrassing moments: wetting her pants; menstrual leaks; a yeast infection; chafed thighs. The takeaway for readers is that this kind of thing happens to everyone ... Conversational text, lively design, and photos of a person of color make this growing-up guide stand out."--Kirkus Reviews
"In a playful, inviting, and nonjudgmental tone, Ibrahim offers tween girls advice based on her own experiences, covering everything from moodiness, periods, vagina anatomy, and bra sizing to body-image concerns and the importance of mindfulness and exercise."--Booklist
"Younger tweens looking for an empowering, buoyant, and candid introduction to puberty will find comical comfort here."--Booklist
"Wise, funny, and abundantly honest"--Publishers Weekly