What’s the Big Secret?: Why You Need to Know . . . Period


Author: Sonali Shenoy
Illustrated by Annushka Hardikar

9780143451921 | PB | pp. 40 | 2021 | Penguin Random House India

What are periods? And why is it such a big secret? When Rhea start receiving packages, her brother is suspicious but no one will give him an answer.

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Eleven-year-old Aditya really wants to know.

Ever since Rhea Didi began getting brown paper packages, there’s been something that no one is telling him. Mama turns red, Pa chokes on his coffee and Dadi has steam coming out of her ears! Thank goodness for his friends Naveen and Vinay-whom he can talk to.

But when Vinay brings an odd-looking napkin to school that soaks ink, Aditya is even more confused. Doesn’t his sister use a microtip pen?

All of this is only making little Aditya more determined to find out What is going on!

*Target Audience: Curious children and parents who want to have the talk with their kids; (age 7-12).
*Benefits of the Book: Easy language to help kids understand puberty and female anatomy; full-coloured illustrations; a fun and educational book.


Sonali Shenoy
Illustrator: Annushka Hardikar







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