Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Book - 2015
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Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780763670023
0763670022
Call Number: E FICTION MANUSHKIN

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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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