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Lintball Leo's Not-so-Stupid Questions About Your Body
By: Dr. Walt Larimore, John Riddle
Number of Pages: 123
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 6.25 (inches)
|Weight: 5 ounces|
Stock No: WW0545X
Award-winning medical journalist, doctor, and "Americas Outstanding Family Physician Educator" (as named by the American Academy of Family Physicians) Dr. Walt Larimore provides a safe space for boys 8 to 12 navigate the big questions and confusion they have about puberty and their changing bodies, topics they are often too afraid to ask about out loud. From answering what is happening in certain places and why to exploring changing hormones and the topics that come with, this short, informational book is great for use as a family or as an introductory guide for young boys to explore on their own.
Puberty is hard, especially when things start to change and you dont understand why. Luckily, Lintball Leo is here to help, and hes ready to tackle all the questions youre not sure you want to say out loud. And there is no question he hasnt already heard. Like, "Why is my body suddenly growing more hair?" or "Why do I have these weird feelings?" or even, "Is what is happening to me normal?" From laying out what you can expect in the coming months and even years to what to do with the urges and emotions youre dealing with now, this book is full of answers … and reassurances that what youre going through now is indeed a normal part of growing up, and something you dont have to be ashamed of at all.
Lintball Leos Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body:
- presents information on changing bodies and hormones in an age-appropriate way for boys entering puberty
- provides medically based facts and biblically based advice
- has a loose narrative story and humor that helps put boys at ease on the topics of puberty and urges
- contains large text and numerous black-and-white sketches and photos, as well as sidebars, to make reading easy and enjoyable
Walt Larimore, MD, has been called "one of the best known family physicians in America" and has been listed in the Best Doctors in America, The Guide to Americas Top Family Doctors, and Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in America, and the International Health Professionals of the Year. He is also a best-selling author who has written, co-written, or edited thirty books. He writing has been recognized with a number of national awards, including a Christianity Today Book of the Year award, a Retailers Choice book award, three Silver Medallion Book Awards, three Gold Medallion Book Award nominations, and three Christy Award nominations. He and his wife, Barb, have two grown children, two grandchildren, and live in Colorado Springs area with their tabby, Jack. His website is www.DrWalt.com and his Morning Glory, Evening Grace devotions can be found at www.Devotional.DrWalt.com.
John Riddle is a freelance writer and author from Bear, Delaware. His byline has appeared in major newspapers, magazines and Websites. He is the author of 34 books, including Lintball Leo's Not So Stupid Questions About Your Body, For God and Country, and The Story of the Pony Express. He is a presenter at both Christian and secular writers conferences across the country, and last year spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He is the Founder of Love To Write Day, a grassroots effort to have people of all ages write something every November 15th. Last year 12,007 schools all across the country held special writing events and activities. For more information, please visit www.ilovetowriteday.org
"Noted radio and television speaker and Focus on the Family associate, Dr. Walt Larimore presents facts in clear, unembarrassed fashion, encouraging boys to choose the right thing for today and for his future. Author and humorist, John Riddle makes sure those facts are fun to absorb. Adding to the fun with his black and white cartoons and silly boy photos, illustrator Mark Phillips piquantly emphasizes the information.
"The cover of Lintball Leo says, For boys only! Dont believe it. This book is also for the parents, youth workers, and teachers of pubescent boys. Having trouble getting him to ask questions? Having trouble getting yourself ready to answer those questions? Often Lintball Leo strongly encourages the boy to go to his parents and other trustworthy advisors with his questions. This book is a useful tool for initiating meaningful conversation between boy and adult advisor. It will also be useful in school, homeschooling, and church groups. Lintball Leo is the latest in the ZonderKidz 2:52 Soul Gear series." -- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews
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