Happy in Our Skin
Bouquets of babies sweet to hold:
cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold.
Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too
splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you!
A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers, all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in this sweet, scrumptious celebration of skin in all its many, many, wonderful forms.
Fran Manushkin is the author of many books, including the Katie Woo series, Baby, Come Out!, How Mama Brought the Spring, The Tushy Book and The Belly Book. Fran was an editor at Harper & Row and worked with Ursula Nordstrom and Charlotte Zolotow. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at www.franmanushkin.com and follow her on twitter @fmanushkin.
Lauren Tobia graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration and was highly commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. She is the illustrator of Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields, and the highly successful Anna Hibiscus picture books written by Atinuke. Lauren lives in Bristol with her husband and their two Jack Russell terriers, Poppy and Tilly. Visit her website at www.laurentobia.com and follow her on twitter @laurentobia.