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Under Our Clothes

Our First Talk About Our Bodies

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance, safety
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published: Feb 2022
pages: 32
ISBN:9781459833395
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the topics of bodies, body safety and body image through a conversation-based story that begins with an observation at the community pool.

Modesty, privacy and boundaries are discussed, along with how self-image is formed and how some people are more sensitive than others—sometimes at different stages in their lives. Relevant themes around body shaming, body positivity and self-esteem building are explored, with a final call to action empowering children to build their own confidence and speak up when something doesn't feel right.

 

About the Authors

Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a child psychologist, author, professor at the University of Victoria and mother of three children. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts is a regular contributor to HuffPost, Global News and CBC. She is the author of two bestselling and award-winning series of children’s books: the Just Enough series explains topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3–6, while the World Around Us series introduces kids ages 5–8 to issues like poverty and online safety. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. She is the author/illustrator of the hybrid graphic novel Every Home Needs An Elephant. Jane starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. She lives in the UK with her family.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets—Honorable Mention
Editorial Reviews

“A cheery and buoyant introduction to timely and imperative topics for young readers; especially useful in a guidance setting.”

— School Library Journal

"Frankness and honesty are hallmarks of this series, and Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies is a useful resource to facilitate important conversations. Highly Recommended."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"The message professes that all bodies are beautiful."

 

— Kirkus Reviews

“The question/answer format of this book and the other books in this series make this book an excellent resource for classrooms or home libraries.”

— Must Read Literature: K thru YA

“I love this book so much. Whatever grade level your students are in, this is a perfect book to share in a maturation class and a good refresher for an adult about how to talk to students about these issues.”

— Kiss the Book blog

“A good addition for libraries and families with young children who are still learning that their bodies are their own.”

— Resource Links

“Will come in handy as kids develop greater awareness of their bodies within the context of larger society...its information can help children better understand situations and feelings about their bodies.”

— Booklist

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