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Happy in Our Skin

Title

Happy in Our Skin

Illustrator

Lauren Tobia

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780763670023

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

AD540L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Biracial; Interracial; Multicultural; Physical disability; biracial child; interracial family; interracial marriage; multicultural community; wheelchair user

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 and under
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Picture Book
Choices, 2016 Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschooler

Keywords

skin; babies; playing; park; Islam; Judaism; rhyming; block party; community

Diversity Impact

indirect

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