Lifestyle, Health & Motivational

Amy Forbes-Robertson and Alex Fryer’s Brilliant Questions About Growing Up to be published by Puffin


Puffin to publish a modern and inclusive guide to growing up and sex education by experts in their field Amy Forbes-Robertson and Alex Fryer. Brilliant Questions About Growing Up:a modern guide to bodies, babies and boundaries is an essential and up-to-date non-fiction book in-line with the new Relationships and Sex Education legislation entering UK schools this September.

Brilliant Questions About Growing Up will provide young people, educators and parents with an invaluable, honest and inclusive toolkit for conversations about growing up today. Puffin editors Millie Lean and Emma Jones bought World Rights from Hannah Weatherill at Northbank Talent Management.  The book will publish under the Puffin imprint in August just ahead of ‘Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) becoming statutory in all schools from September 2020.

Amy and Alex have delivered healthy relationships and positive sex education lessons to thousands of students and have collected the questions asked by the children they have met. They’ve created a big book of answers, alongside clear factual introductions and vibrant colour illustrations, to help support conversations about sex, pregnancy sexuality, relationships, gender, consent, emotions, friendship, being online, puberty and more. This book takes a modern, inclusive and non-judgemental approach to all of those insightful, curious and funny questions in a way that facilitates honest and comfortable conversations with children of all ages.

Millie Lean said; ‘I’m thrilled to be publishing this ground-breaking new toolkit for growing up. Amy and Alex’s warm, fresh, and inclusive book flips ‘the talk’ on its head and finally brings this conversation up-to-date. Here at Puffin we are all so proud of this fantastic book and its power to make a difference.’


Alex Fryer trained as a specialist practitioner in Sexual Health and Contraception working in schools, colleges and the community. She is on of the UK’s leading PSHE speakers specialising in issues around “healthy relationships and positive sex education.”

Amy Forbes-Robertson is a qualified teacher and has worked in many educational capacities including community outreach work and in youth centres. Amy is responsible for running the Beacons Project at Hay Festival.

Together, they are founders of It Happens, which delivers talks, workshops and training to students, teachers and parents. They are also core members of the Sex Education Forum and recently served as consultants on the channel 4 show Let’s Talk About Sex.

Brilliant Questions About Growing Up: a modern guide to bodies, babies and boundaries will be published in Puffin paperback 20th August 2020.


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