ISBN: 978-1609580421

The Care and Keeping of You 2 written by Cara Natterson is all about the process of growing up. Geared at girls in their pre-teen years this book describes the ways that their bodies are going to change as well as the ways that their lives may change slightly due to things like puberty and simply growing older. The book is intended to help girls to better understand the changes that are happening to them and in some instances to prepare them for those changes. Preparation can definitely take some of the worry out of the events.


What to Know

  • Growing Body
  • Periods
  • Personal Care
  • Peer Pressure

This book contains information about the most important changes that are going to occur for pre-teen and teenage girls as they start to get a little older. Each of these things can be difficult for them to understand and it can sometimes be difficult for parents to talk about which is why all the information is contained in this small book designed for easy reading and easy understanding by girls of the appropriate ages.


The second book in the series this book talks a little more specifically about changes that will occur in a young girl’s life while she is going through puberty as well as going through her normal life. The changes occur gradually and this book presents them in a way that allows a young girl to understand what it going to happen and even why it’s going to happen. This helps the girl to prepare physically as well as preparing mentally and emotionally for the changes that occur and the way that they will occur. Surprises in this sense are generally not a good idea after all.


For parents this book describes everything that a girl will need to know but in a way that is not overly graphic. Images are used to explain and describe but each image is done in a way that ensures appropriate taste. Question and answer sections in this book also provide a young girl with even more information and possibly the ability to answer her own questions about some of the changes in her life. This book approaches many of the different events that happen in a pre-teen girl’s life in a careful and delicate way so that they can feel more comfortable and still understand what’s happening to them. Even if they still have questions this book will help with many answers.

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  • Angie Randall
    November 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The advice in The Care and Keeping of You 2 by Cara Natterson would definitely be very helpful for any pre-teen girl. It has pictures to describe everything that it’s talking about and also has plenty of information so that the girl will understand the changes that are happening to her. For parents that want to broach the subject in a little more private way first I think this would be a great book to give to a pre-teen before any big discussion on puberty or changes in her body. It helps to lay a foundation and when a girl can read it by herself before talking to her parents it helps take away some of the embarrassment.

  • Abby Clare
    November 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    There are so many things going on in a pre-teen girl’s life and sometimes the changes are very difficult for parents to talk about. The Care and Keeping of You 2 is definitely a book I would recommend for anyone with a pre-teen daughter. Cara Natterson explains everything in a way that helps girls learn what they need to know but doesn’t provide a lot of overly graphic or sexual information. I was very pleased with this book and what I think girls would learn from it. Very educational as a supplement to discussion with parents though in some areas it could probably stand alone.

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