Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Book - 2015
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Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too - splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers, all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in this sweet, scrumptious celebration of skin in all its many, many, wonderful forms.
Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780763670023
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Tobia, Lauren - Illustrator


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ChristchurchLib Sep 21, 2015

"This is how we all begin: small and happy in our skin." Starting with a close-up of a baby being tickled by doting parents, this joyful celebration of human skin zooms out to show a lively urban neighbourhood filled with people of various ages, genders, abilities, religions, and (of course) skin colours. Young readers are treated to a rhyming run-down of all the things skin can do (such as itching, healing, and growing) before being refocused on the family from the beginning, now all tuckered out from a boisterous block party. For another upbeat look at human diversity, pick up George Shannon's One Family or Shelley Rotner's photo-illustrated Shades of People. Picture books newsletter September 2015.

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