Happy in Our Skin

Happy in Our Skin

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2015.
ISBN: 9780763670023
Branch Call Number: MAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tobia, Lauren - Illustrator


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

ChristchurchLib Sep 21, 2015

"This is how we all begin: small and happy in our skin." Starting with a close-up of a baby being tickled by doting parents, this joyful celebration of human skin zooms out to show a lively urban neighbourhood filled with people of various ages, genders, abilities, religions, and (of course) skin colours. Young readers are treated to a rhyming run-down of all the things skin can do (such as itching, healing, and growing) before being refocused on the family from the beginning, now all tuckered out from a boisterous block party. For another upbeat look at human diversity, pick up George Shannon's One Family or Shelley Rotner's photo-illustrated Shades of People. Picture books newsletter September 2015.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at ORL

To Top