Thanks to Quarto Publishing and Netgalley for the review copy.
This book is aimed squarely at the 10-14(ish) age group (but would work for older children too) and is a simple and effective guide to tackling some of the difficult situations and feelings that tweens are likely to experience. The book tackles a wide range of issues from puberty, school related issues such as homework and exams, mental health, bullying, social media and relationships. Some of the issues tackled may seem controversial to some, but in my opinion it’s important to educate young people about the realities of life so they can make informed decisions about topics they will experience whether you as a parent may like it or not.
The illustrations by Lizzie Cox are cute and engaging and serve to enhance the material contained within the book. The text is written is clear and concise language and practical tips are given to help young people deal with some of the issues discussed. It’s a short read that is easy to dip in and out of if the reader had questions about a particular topic.
This would be a good resource for young people aged 10 and over and would also be a useful resource for those working in Guidance or School Counsellor type positions.