Guts

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Funny, sensitive account of dealing with bathroom anxiety.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 11+

Also has a negative effect on anxious children

This book brought out the underlying anxiety in my daughter. Was unaware she checked out from the school library and she knew too early now of topics like periods, ibs and nausea due to anxiety. Do not recommend. Ended up seeing the guidance counselor and days missed from school due to fear after this and the prior book in the series Smile were read.
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age 9+

Just bc you can read something doesn’t mean you should.

My daughter picked this up at her school Book fair. She was 6.5. It was right next to the fuzzy unicorn journals. The book held my daughters attention but had inappropriate content. Spoke of a girl getting her period, puberty, a dad who drank himself to drunkenness and other topics just not appropriate for my 6 year old. Will revisit when she is older.
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