Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

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Is there anything more splendid than a baby's skin? For families of all stripes comes a sweet celebration of what makes us unique--and what holds us together.

Look at you!
You look so cute
in your brand-new birthday suit.

Just savor these bouquets of babies--cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As they grow, their clever skin does too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Fran Manushkin's rollicking text and Lauren Tobia's delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family--and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763670023
Branch Call Number: P MANUS F
Additional Contributors: Tobia, Lauren

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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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