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Happy in Our Skin
by Fran Manushkin and Lauren Tobia


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763670023
  • ISBN-10: 0763670022
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - New Baby

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

Manushkin (The Belly Book) offers a cheeky meditation on the everyday miraculousness of skin, with a biracial family at the center of her story. “It’s terrific to have skin,” she muses. “It keeps the outsides out/ and your insides in.” Skin is also something we all have in common, regardless of age, color, or whether it’s adorned with “freckles/ or birthmarks/ or dimples.” With plenty of sentimental books about belonging available, a fun angle on the ties that bind members of the human family is welcome; the silly-earnest premise inspires several quirky observations to keep readers intrigued, including a shout-out to scabs as “a perfect seal.” Following a light-skinned mother and her three children (who share their father’s brown skin), Tobia (Baby’s Got the Blues) creates an expansive, multicultural cast of urbanites enjoying themselves at a park, at the public pool, and at a boisterous block party. It’s freewheeling fun—a perfect book for the months when we all try to wear as little as possible. Ages 2–5. Author’s agent: Brianne Johnson, Writers House. Illustrator’s agent: Mandy Suhr, Miles Stott Children’s Literary Agency. (Aug.)

 
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