Picture Book Month: Family

17 Nov

17A story about families in a round about sort of way. If you read the text, the books is really all about how important and special your skin is, but when you look closer at the illustrations this beautiful story shows such diverse characters, it’s fun to pour over all the characters and different families on the page. I loved looking at all the different skin tones, facial features and hairstyles in this story and not only that – all the different clothes the characters are wearing and the activities the kids are participating in. If you have an “untraditional” family (and I quote that because families can be so different and there’s nothing wrong with that), you’ve got to check out this great title!

Title: Happy In Our Skin
Author: Fran Manushkin
Illustrator: Lauren Tobia
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: August 25, 2015

PBMBADGE-AMBASSADOR-FBYou’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great picture books surrounding a specific theme.


2 Responses to “Picture Book Month: Family”

  1. Fran Manushkin November 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m so pleased that you like Happy In Our Skin! Lauren Tobia’s illustrations are totally a treat, with so many telling details.


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