We all know Dr Ranj Singh from his work as a TV doctor, from This Morning to CBeebies, but he is also an NHS paediatrician and is now bringing his medical expertise and reassuring bedside manner to the topic of puberty with his new book.
Dr Ranj's How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing is a practical guide to growing up for tween and teen boys. It covers everything from the physical changes during puberty, to practical tips on how to look after your body and mental health, managing relationships and introductions to topics like consent, cybersafety, sex and privacy.
Our reviewers loved the book saying:
"It's a great book and was very informative, relaxed and had a bit of humour. It made it much easier to have this conversation with my boy" lpwilford
"I have kept it and will read it over and over again throughout the years." Jpbwise, aged 12
"It is a very positive book, attempting get boys to be comfortable with who they are, whatever they may be like." rsa
Toppsta reviewer Rowan, aged 10, and his Mum read and reviewed this book for a Toppsta Giveaway.
Mum, who is also a children's book blogger at nourishedbybooks.wordpress.com, said:
"This book covers absolutely everything you could possibly wish for, from the basic physical stuff to how pornography is different to reality, body image, and questioning sexuality. I really couldn’t have hoped for a better, more inclusive and diverse book to guide my son through this time." Nourishedbybooks
And Rowan said:
"I think this book was great for getting ready for puberty. I like that it has instructions on how to wet shave and explains the different type of spots you might get. I also like that it covers Internet issues like cyber bullies and cyber criminals." Nourishedrohan
Rowan also had the chance to ask Dr Ranj some questions about writing the book and his experiences growing up - read on for the full Q&A from Rowan, plus a few bonus questions from Mum too!