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This is a fantastic book all about bodies and how great they are! Highly recommend for kiddos of all ages. And even adults who maybe needed to hear this message too. Bodies ARE cool. The illustrations are fun and lovely and do a great job at inclusivity, I’m really looking forward to reading this to my son for years to come, he’s a bit too young for it now - I wish it came in board book form so we could read it and I wouldn’t have to worry about him ripping it.
The text includes: “his and her and their body. however YOU define your body!” and “ageing bodies, features-rearranging bodies, magic ever-changing bodies.” The book also includes images of cosmetic (not reconstructive) surgery.
The message is not so much self-acceptance as introducing the idea of customisable bodies. This is thoroughly inappropriate for young children. Avoid.
I thought this was a really lovely book and I will be getting it for friends with children. The dialogue is fun and rhythmical. Both the words and pictures are wonderfully inclusive. It's a good place to start if you're wanting to help your child understand that bodies can look different and still be equally as good. Pictures show people with scars (including those that some trans men have on their chests), people with birthmarks and vitiligo, disabled people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, people with colostomy bags, people of different colours, different sizes, different heights. All are represented with equal positivity, and difference is treated as normal and a good thing. I think the illustrations are really beautiful and colourful. Some of the reviews made me concerned that there would be nudity in this book, that is not the case. No genitalia is shown and it is an entirely age appropriate book.
I love this book! The illustrations are beautiful and cover so many differences. The rhythm of the words makes it fun to read and it sparked some good conversations with my 5 and 7yr olds. Good for a range of ages preschool to year 2 I’d say. I can see this one becoming a regular in every nursery/reception that cares about equality and representation as the phonics, vocab and rhyming make it engaging, fun and spot on for a group read hit
A beautiful book that represents everyone. I have 4 kids ranging 2-7 and the book is amazing for them all. Teaches that we are all fabulous and differences are normal and should be celebrated I 100% recommend this book. I even know a few adults that would benefit from reading it.
Absolutely wonderful book. I have read this again and again with my four year old. This book is extremely inclusive, different bodies and relationships on every page. It was a breath of fresh air and has given my son the confidence to talk about different bodies in a more sensitive and appropriate way. An absolute must buy, I recommend to anyone and everyone!
This was recommended as a good book to encourage positive conversations about different types of bodies. It has loads of pictures of people with various interesting differences of the kind that could be pointed out and commented on by a four year old child. Birthmarks, scars, soft middle aged bellies, prosthetic limbs, glasses, tall, short, different races, hair in different places. But I just found it missed the mark. Aside from stating that "bodies are cool", they don't really show how cool bodies are. or bring out any of the amazing things bodies can do. There is one page where we see people in a ballet class, but that is the only page where we see a body actually doing anything other than standing around. I don't enjoy reading this to my son, and I think I will have a go at doing better myself.
Thoroughly recommended. Don't hesitate to buy it. My son is nearly 3 and loves it and I just know we're going to get years out of this book, especially when he's fully talking and we can start having proper conversations about the differences in people.