Embrace Your Body

Puffin. Mar. 2021. 24p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781760895983.
PreS-Gr 2–Children are encouraged to embrace the body that they have and accept others who look different from them. The affirmative text is simple and straightforward: “My body is unique, every body’s different. Look what my body can do. I’m grateful for my eyes, they see the world around me. I’m grateful for my arms, to hug my family.” Brumfitt adequately introduces this important subject, but the text is very short and will leave readers wanting more information, specifically in terms of being kind to others whose bodies look different from our own. The accompanying illustrations are the strongest element book. Children of all different races, sizes, and physical abilities are depicted. Many readers will be able to spot a drawing of someone who looks like them.
VERDICT A good introduction to body acceptance; an additional purchase for large collections.

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