This "ultimate puberty book for girls" is in a league of its own given its body-positive focus. Unlike other puberty books that subtly or overtly suggest that being overweight or fat is bad or unhealthy, Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!) takes the position that all bodies are good bodies, and regardless of body size or shape, there are lots of healthy things girls can do to care for their changing and wonderful bodies. Its conversational and upbeat tone is engaging, there's lots clear, science-based information, and girl readers will be able to see themselves reflected in the illustrations, which portray girls of many shapes, sizes, skin colors, hair styles, and gender expressions.
Some gaps exist in this guide, however. The clitoris is labeled in a diagram, but there is no discussion of masturbation or sexual pleasure as a normal part of puberty. Another topic that is missing is romance: there's no discussion of crushes, attraction, and relationships, things that loom large for many entering puberty. These omissions are particularly noteworthy given that this guide's companion book for boys, Growing Up Great! covers all of these important themes. Consent is covered, though it sticks to "touch" in general and doesn't cover inappropriate/illegal sexual touching. Gaps aside, the self-esteem boosting focus of this book and its accurate information do make this a go-to source for girls that avoids the pitfalls of other, older books.