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Parents' Guide to

How to Talk to Girls

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Novelty book good for a few chuckles.

Book Alec Greven Advice 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

it`s good.

age 17+

i understand

i want to study and research on this topic thats it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If you've ever laughed at those old episodes of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" you'll understand this book's appeal, but as true advice, it doesn't have much going for it. There's nothing hugely wrong with what Alec has to say (if you can look past his take on pretty girls in "big earrings, fancy dresses, and all the jewelry" and his contention that smart boys have girls "prowling" at their feet) but putting it between two pages doesn't raise it beyond the level of any fourth graders advice.

Which really begs the question: Do you want your kid to get advice on boy/girl relationships from a novelty book written by someone the same age as their classmates or from you?

Book Details

  • Author: Alec Greven
  • Genre: Advice
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Publication date: November 25, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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