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Happy in Our Skin

By Fran Manushkin
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

From the illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, comes a book filled with all kinds of bouncing babies, and a joyful celebration of the new skin of babyhood in all its wonderful forms.

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.

  • 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 many books, including the Katie Woo series, Baby, Come Out!, How Mama Brought the Spring, The Tushy Book and The Belly Book. Fran was an editor at Harper & Row and worked with Ursula Nordstrom and Charlotte Zolotow. She lives in New York City. Find her online at franmanushkin.com and on Twitter as @fmanushkin. Lauren Tobia graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration and was highly commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. She is the illustrator of Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields, and the highly successful Anna Hibiscus picture books written by Atinuke. Lauren lives in Bristol with her husband and their two Jack Russell terriers, Poppy and Tilly. Find her online at laurentobia.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @laurentobia.

ISBN: 9781406378887
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/06/21 at 00:41:53
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