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Happy in Our Skin

By Fran Manushkin
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

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.

  • Introducing the idea that we all have skin - but demonstrating how many different forms skin can take - children can begin to understand both their individuality and common humanity at the very same time, making it a perfect candidate for the #weneeddiversebooks campaign.
  • With its yummy illustrations of adorable babies and its bouncy read-aloud text, this title is destined to become a bedtime favourite.

About the author

Fran Manushkin is the author of more than fifty books for children, including the Katie Woo series andBaby, Come Out!, illustrated by Ronald Himler and translated into eight languages. She lives in New York City.

About the illustrator

Lauren Tobia is the illustrator of several books for children, including the Anna Hibiscus books, written by Atinuke, and Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields. She lives in a tiny house in Bristol, England.

ISBN: 9780763670023
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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