Acclaimed creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina celebrate individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.
Promoting self-love and acceptance in children. From their eyes, nose, to even their curly hair, to their body size, and their emotions, the main character a little girl goes through the book naming everything about herself that she loves. This is a great novel to introduce self-love into the minds and hearts of children.
Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.
- Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (Honour Award 2021)
- Adelaide Festival Children’s Literature Award (Shortlisted 2018)
- Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Winner 2016)
- Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (Honour Book 2016)
- Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2016)
- Inky Awards (Shortlisted 2016)
- Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 1998,2012)
- Order of Australia Book Prize (Winner 1990)
- Human Rights Award for Literature (Winner 1987)
- NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 1987)
Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the author and illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books as well as a YA dystopian series. Her books have been published in the United States, South Korea and China. Ambelin is a prolific commentator on diversity in children’s literature and a law academic at the University of Western Australia.
- Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2008, 2009)
- Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Shortlisted 2008)
- Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for New Illustrators (Shortlisted 2008)
“Very self-affirming, a great board book for toddlers and the pre-K crowd. Even babies could enjoy this book, since it has very bright colours and the rhymes integrate fun things like clapping and jumping. A great rhyming book as well as an action-prompting one for when you need to get the sillies out. Extra great for the rhyme that includes loving the “short and fat me” as well as the tall and skinny, setting up kids for body positivity no matter their shape. Good candidate for babytime and toddlertime, and probably all ages storytimes as well!”
- Soft cover (Picture book)
- Age range 5+
- Full Colour
- 32 Page