Sunday Nov 22, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
For more information, please call 718-801-8375
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This combination of rollicking text and delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family—and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.
About Happy in Our Skin:
With plenty of sentimental books about belonging available, a fun angle on the ties that bind members of the human family is welcome…Following a light-skinned mother and her three children (who share their father’s brown skin), Tobia (Baby’s Got the Blues) creates an expansive, multicultural cast of urbanites enjoying themselves at a park, at the public pool, and at a boisterous block party. It’s freewheeling fun—a perfect book for the months when we all try to wear as little as possible.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again.
Look at you!
You look so cute
in your brand-new birthday suit.
Just savor these bouquets of babies—cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As they grow, their clever skin does too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Fran Manushkin’s rollicking text and Lauren Tobia’s delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family—and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.
About the Author:
Fran Manushkin’s first book Baby, Come Out! was published in 1972. Since then she has mentored adult writers in Eastern Europe through the Open Society Program of the George Soros Foundation, and taught writers and artists in Moscow, Budapest, and Tirana, Albania. Manushkin has also written 36 books in the Katie Woo series, and 6 Katie Woo, Star Writer books.
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