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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

It's My Body!

illustrated by Elise Gravel

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Emotions & Feelings, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Monsters
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443196505
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $19.99

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Description

From bestselling author Elise Gravel comes a book that celebrates our amazing bodies.

 

Through her trademark quirky monster characters, author Elise Gravel illustrates ways that bodies can be different. They have different shapes, different sizes, different colours, different hair, and can do different things. These differences make everybody’s bodies special, but all bodies should be respected. Your body is YOURS, so give it a hug . . . but only if you want to.

This important message of body positivity will both empower and entertain. The best body is the one that belongs to you!

About the author

ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une trentaine d’albums jeunesse. L’auteure use d’un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. En 2022, Elise a remporté le prix Vicky Metclaf, qui souligne le travail d’un auteur ou d’une auteure jeunesse. Elle a également reçu le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette, de même que le prix Droits et Libertés et des droits de la jeunesse.

 

 

ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, the Rights and Freedoms Award from the Quebec Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika Award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated over 30 books for children in both French and English including Not Me (Pas moi), Everybody! (Tout le monde! and It's My Body! (C'est mon corps!). Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist

Editorial Reviews

* “It’s My Body! is an exuberant, kid-friendly nonfiction picture-book primer on body positivity . . . Combining laughs with thoughtful lessons, this robust resource also offers tips on how to treat your body with kindness and keep it ‘HEALTHY AND HAPPY’ . . . With monster-sized aplomb and panache, Gravel delivers a message that can’t be heard enough: every body is worthy of love and respect.” — Quill & Quire, starred review

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