It’s My Body!
by Elise Gravel
North Winds Press, 2022
$19.00, 32 pp, ages 5 – 7
This delightful book, written and illustrated by Elise Gravel, is a colourful and playful declaration of the goodness and rightness of all bodies, no matter their shape, skin colour, hairstyle, or ability. The running text is supplemented by speech bubbles from gender-neutral figures that express feelings of both doubt and acceptance of their bodies.
Curriculum Connections: This book is perfectly suited for a classroom circle discussion about how people’s bodies are different. The illustrations invite conversations to explore emotions and attitudes about bodies. Advice about how to keep your body healthy and safe is also given. This is a great book to add to your collection of resources that address social-emotional learning.
Review by Diana Mumford.
This review is featured in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Spring 2023 issue.