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Children's Fiction Mental Health

It’s My Brain!

illustrated by Elise Gravel

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2024
Mental Health, Body, Neurodiversity
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2024
    List Price

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From bestselling author Elise Gravel comes a book that celebrates our beautiful brains.


Through her trademark quirky monster characters, author Elise Gravel shows the amazing things that our brains can do. They work with our senses and control our bodies. Brains do our thinking and are where our emotions live. And just like no two bodies are alike, no two brains are either. Brains learn and do things in different ways — and that’s okay.


It’s My Brain celebrates everyone’s amazing and unique brain. The best one is the one that belongs to you . . . so take good care of it!

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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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.” (It's My Body!) ― Quill & Quire, starred review

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