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Everything you always wanted to know about puberty -- and shouldn't be Googling : for curious boys  Cover Image Book Book

Everything you always wanted to know about puberty -- and shouldn't be Googling : for curious boys / by Morris Katz ; illustrated by Amelia Pinney.

Katz, Morris, 1999- (author.). Pinney, Amelia, (illustrator.).


This is the puberty book written by the cool, older brother--that takes boys from their first armpit hair to their first wet dream--and beyond. Facts about developmental changes to tween and teen boys' bodies and brains are spelled out in fun, familiar, boy-speak and illustrated in edgy graphic novel format. So boys 10 and up can learn about health, hygiene, sexuality, and more in a way that's not embarrassing or tedious, but real, engaging, and enlightening. A recurring "Puberty Goggles" feature pokes gentle fun at the way a testosterone-tormented tween views himself and the world around him. The book also explores current hot-button topics from social media and cyberbullying to respecting women. --

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781950587131
  • ISBN: 1950587134
  • ISBN: 9781713722052
  • ISBN: 1713722054
  • Physical Description: 112 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Downtown Bookworks, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 112).
Formatted Contents Note:
What looks, sounds, smells different? -- "You got so tall!" -- How's the view up there? -- Big boy strength -- Your new penis -- Pubic hair -- Armpit hair -- Sweaty dayz -- Who's the guy with the beard? -- DIY shaving -- Along comes acne -- Knock knock. Who's there? -- Freak show: part 1 -- What feels different? -- Sexual feelings -- Sexuality: the continuum -- Erections here, erections there, erections everywhere! -- The magic of masturbation -- Wet dreams -- Mood swings -- Angry humans -- Parents: the enemy -- Thrill seeking -- Why don't I like the things I used to? -- Stress and anxiety -- Depression -- Freak show: part 2 -- The outside world -- A whole new world -- Under (peer) pressure -- Crushing peer pressure -- Risky business -- Social media -- New phone, who dis? -- What is cyberbullying? -- So... nudes -- Internet porn -- R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- Toxic masculinity -- YOU + ME 4EVER? -- School sucks -- Alone @ last -- If only I knew then what I know now -- You & me, we are family -- Freak show: part 3.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10+
Subject: Puberty > Juvenile literature.
Teenage boys > Physiology > Juvenile literature.
Boys > Physiology > Juvenile literature.
Human body > Juvenile literature.
Puberty > Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage boys > Physiology > Comic books, strips, etc.
Boys > Physiology > Comic books, strips, etc.
Human body > Comic books, strips, etc.
Caricatures and cartoons > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Bandes dessinées.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Steelville J612.6 KAT (Text) 33431000659316 J Non-Fiction Available -

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