The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition is a book for girls ages 8 and up. It provides information about developing young girls especially on the changes that occur within the body, how to maintain a healthy eating habit, care for the hair, how to choose the right size of bras, and basic knowledge about pimples and periods.
Mothers love it because the information presented is well-organized and it progresses until it reaches the point when girls start to grow rapidly and have periods. The book also gives adequate information about preparing for a period and whether to use pads or tampons. Scientifically, the book presents information regarding puberty in a way that is easily understood by younger girls. There are also sections stressing the importance of being healthy and having enough sleep in a girl’s growth and development. Some claim that the book has encouraged girls to express their concerns to their parents and really ask anything that can affect their body. The book is also filled with images that do not imply anything sexual or can raise the curiosity of the child. The book is also perfect for single dads who want to help their daughters understand the developmental processes that they will go through as they grow older.
Those who do not like the book claim that it mostly contains information regarding proper hygiene only and does not delve deeper into issues concerning the onset of puberty. Some find the contents worrisome and they recommend not letting little girls read it. On the other hand, there are some who bought the e-book but are not able to read the text because it is either too small or because the e-book is only supported on android gadgets that have Kindle.