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A resource catalog for parents; The Whole Child: A Sourcebook, by Stevanne Auerbach. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan/Perigee Books. 320 pp. $8.95.

This catalog attempts much: ''to assist you step by step in the process of parenting and in preparing yourself, your home, and your environment for the changes that will take place from pregnancy to when your child reaches twelve years of age.'' It does just that, quoting professional experts in all sorts of fields. Some of the information is helpful, though the book is heavy on material dealing with medical and psychological advice on child raising. However, the appendixes of organizations, periodicals, toys, books, and even children's museums are valuable.

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