Date of issue: 11 December Description of the book "Hair in Funny Places": Girls and boys are always curious and sometimes even alarmed by the behaviour of their bodies as they grow up. Who else but Babette would have the temerity to tackle this subject in a picture book and the genius to carry it off! In "Hair in Funny Places" her artwork is without exaggeration some of the best she has ever done: it is brilliant. The text takes the form of a conversation between a small girl and her PDF teddy bear, and is ingenious and funny. It is the behaviour of Mr and Mrs Hormone wonderfully depicted which is responsible for and plays havoc with the physical and emotional states of girls and boys throughout puberty. This book is bound to be controversial but Babette has never taken the conventional path and her readers love her for her outrageous approach to little mentioned topics.
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Sep 30, Leonie Atherton rated it did not like it Certain parts of this book made me feel uneasy. Firstly, puberty hormones are depicted as hairy monsters. Puberty can be daunting for children and the imagery of evil little monsters cooking up batches of chemicals entitled "Essence of Pube", ready to be pumped around the body, will hardly put children at ease. The whole story puts a very negative spin on puberty. For young girls, with the exception of getting taller, the whole book focuses on the negatives of puberty.
There is one illustration Certain parts of this book made me feel uneasy. There is one illustration of a bikini clad young woman with a "grown up body" walking down the beach smiling while getting ogled by two young men which I found very disturbing.
While the process of puberty for a women is shown very negatively, the process of puberty for a boy is very different, with images of a smiling boy embracing the changes happening in his body. One line "He wanted to kiss girls but the Hormones made him spotty and smelly" seemed odd to me. There was no advice given on how to combat changes in the body and social issues surrounding them.
Sperm is described as "some sticky stuff" menstruation is described as "a tiny bit of blood in her knickers" and pubic hair is referred to as hair in "funny" places. This book could never be used alongside SRE or Science to help explain the process of puberty because it is full of misleading and really quite unusual information.
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Hair In Funny Places
Hair in Funny Places