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Title:
Love and sex and growing up
Author:
Johnson, Eric W.
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Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xvi, : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Describes the process of human reproduction from fertilization to birth, explains growth and sexual maturation, and discusses sexually transmitted diseases. Includes a glossary and review questions.
General Note:
"A Bantam Skylark book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780553058642

9780553158007
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Book

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Describes the process of human reproduction from fertilization to birth, explains growth and sexual maturation, and discusses sexually transmitted diseases. Includes a glossary and review questions.


Summary

Describes the process of human reproduction from fertilization to birth, explains growth and sexual maturation, and discusses sexually transmitted diseases. Includes a glossary and review questions.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Originally published in 1970 as a hardcover and 1978 as a paperback, this new edition by the widely known author of Love and Sex in Plain Language candidly and clearly provides information and factual illustrations that will find easy acceptance with a preadolescent audience. As Johnson says, "This book is about love, sex, babies, marriage, and families . . . about growing up." In addition, topics such as heredity, homosexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are discussed. Notable features include an extensive glossary with pronunciations, text-page referrals, and cross-references; a multiple-choice test is provided with permission to reproduce it for class use. Working from his stated principles of individual worth, consideration, and responsibility, Johnson's presentation on the "complicated and wonderful, but usually not perfect" aspects of love and sex merits priority purchase consideration. --Phillis Wilson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 - 8-- Johnson's excellent introduction updates the previous edition and includes important information about bodies, adolescence, pregnancy, love, STDs, AIDS, incest, child molestation, homosexuality, contraception, abortion, masturbation, heredity, and values. Cohen's 24 pages of black-and-white line drawings are clear and especially well captioned. Some information in the text is sometimes repeated in the captions, so browsers will get the most critical information. Johnson stresses the importance of such concepts as the worth of each individual, consideration, family, responsibility, pleasure/good feelings, self-control, communication, and information. In addition, tolerance and open-mindedness characterize this text. Four pages on AIDS have been added to this edition. Appendices include a complete index, a five-page quiz, and a glossary that gives additional information. The book ends with a chapter on love. This compares favorably with Johnson's reliable standard for older readers, Love and Sex in Plain Language (Harper, 1988), and should be in all collections serving young people. --Anne Osborn, Youth Training School, Dept. of Youth Authority, Ontario, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Originally published in 1970 as a hardcover and 1978 as a paperback, this new edition by the widely known author of Love and Sex in Plain Language candidly and clearly provides information and factual illustrations that will find easy acceptance with a preadolescent audience. As Johnson says, "This book is about love, sex, babies, marriage, and families . . . about growing up." In addition, topics such as heredity, homosexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are discussed. Notable features include an extensive glossary with pronunciations, text-page referrals, and cross-references; a multiple-choice test is provided with permission to reproduce it for class use. Working from his stated principles of individual worth, consideration, and responsibility, Johnson's presentation on the "complicated and wonderful, but usually not perfect" aspects of love and sex merits priority purchase consideration. --Phillis Wilson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 - 8-- Johnson's excellent introduction updates the previous edition and includes important information about bodies, adolescence, pregnancy, love, STDs, AIDS, incest, child molestation, homosexuality, contraception, abortion, masturbation, heredity, and values. Cohen's 24 pages of black-and-white line drawings are clear and especially well captioned. Some information in the text is sometimes repeated in the captions, so browsers will get the most critical information. Johnson stresses the importance of such concepts as the worth of each individual, consideration, family, responsibility, pleasure/good feelings, self-control, communication, and information. In addition, tolerance and open-mindedness characterize this text. Four pages on AIDS have been added to this edition. Appendices include a complete index, a five-page quiz, and a glossary that gives additional information. The book ends with a chapter on love. This compares favorably with Johnson's reliable standard for older readers, Love and Sex in Plain Language (Harper, 1988), and should be in all collections serving young people. --Anne Osborn, Youth Training School, Dept. of Youth Authority, Ontario, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.