I Love My Body Because

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I Love My Body Because will teach children to appreciate every aspect of themselves. This story shows the amazing things that bodies are capable of: imagining new worlds, thinking of endless possibilities, playing with friends, giving hugs, helping others, and much more. Many different body types are displayed throughout the pages and celebrated for their unique beauty.

Clever language such as “lightning bolts” and “tiger stripes” are used as positive ways to describe stretch marks, encouraging children to embrace their body for its natural state. Individuals of varying physical abilities, cultural backgrounds, sizes, and skin tones (including those with skin conditions) are represented in this inclusive story.

In a society that uplifts the idea of a “perfect” body, this book is a breath of fresh air. Authors Shelly Anand and Nomi Ellenson have created an impactful body-positive story for all children ages two to eight. It will show young readers the beauty in differences and inspire them to appreciate these unique aspects in themselves and others. When a child who has diabetes, paralysis, vitiligo, or anything that makes them feel inferior to others reads this book, they will begin to love their body for everything it is, not what it could be.

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Author Shelly Anand, Nomi Ellenson, Erika Rodriguez Medina
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 21-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781534494954
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Issue September 2022
Category Children's