Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Corky Gives The Whole Scoop On The Facts Of Life (For Girls Only!) by:Terri Shearer Trenchard

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About the Book:
 Written for girls, ages 9-13, Corky Gives the Whole Scoop on the Facts of Life leads girls on a humorous and fact-filled journey about everything from pimples,bras and“fitting in” to menstruation and the basics of reproduction. Corky is a must have for any girl or family embarking on the “facts of life” topics. Told in a light-hearted and funny way, Corky willengage and empower girls with the awareness, knowledge and basic facts they need, while encouraging openness with their parents and caregivers.
Through simple and interactive “scoops,” Corky helps girls understand the natural changes occurring in their bodies, while providing informative (and comforting) tips along the way. Corky Gives the Whole Scoop on the Facts of Life is the essential, all-inclusive source for what girls need to know, when they need to know it.
Corky (and her Whole Scoop) is the follow-up book to Terri Shearer Trenchard’s previous book, Bork Reveals the Real Deal About the Facts of Life, which has been widely popular for 9-13 year old boys. Trenchard and her books have been featured in Maryland Family Magazine and Baltimore’s Child, while being endorsed by parents, educators, and pediatricians alike.

About the Author:
When Terri Shearer Trenchard searched for the perfect books to introduce the topics of puberty and reproduction to her growing children, she quickly discovered there was nothing that contained what she needed (and only what she needed). So Terri, wife and mother of two, wrote a book for her son, and soon learned that many other moms, dads, and caregivers needed it too. Having experienced broad popularity with the developing pre-teen boy crowd (and those who care for them), she ventured on to write a similar book for her younger daughter—and for those all-important beautifully developing girls.

When she’s not writing a book or a blog, volunteering, or anticipating the next bookstore visit, she enjoys many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, gardening, traveling, and just about anything at the beach. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with her husband, their two children, and a big white furry dog named Yogi.

My Review:
 Our kids are going to learn alot about themselves and this world from the world, and that's not really a good place to start. I want my children to learn from me so much so that I homeschool them. Have you ever heard the quote, "I have seen the village and I don't want them raising my child?" Well that is how my husband and I look at this world and all it has to offer. If you want them to know the truth about how things really are whether its the world they live in or the skin they live in, its best coming from us---the parents of said child.

 Well apparently the author of my latest review, Terri Shearer Trenchard felt much the same way when she started to teach her son about the facts of life, only to be disappointed by the books she found on the topic. She then set out to create the boy version of this same book, "Bork Reveals the Real Deal About the Facts of Life", which is a book designed to help boys with that tender subject at the ripe old ages of 9-13 years old. So I was offered the girl version of the follow up book, this book entitled  Corky Gives The Whole Scoop On The Facts Of Life (For Girls Only!).

 The author has really managed to put together a great coming of age book that is light hearted and full of educational quality directed towards our girls that will engage them. From puberty, pimples, to peer pressure this book mentions it all as well as explains some of those tough topics that are hard for us as parents to talk with our girls about. But the good thing is the conversations don't have to stop there, this book will help your daughter talk more to us about those things that are of a concern to her.

 The book is narrated by Corky, a fun loving young girl that will lead your daughter to a better understanding of her body and hopefully open up the communication with her parents. This is a great book full of good advice for your daughter or that special young girl in your life that is approximately between the ages of 9-13.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.