A body positive books for kids! I love it! I am not a kid but I can tell you that even I need a book like this, my body positivity varies day by day but generally… not really healthy. 🙁 So I was eager to read this book and see what we would see and read.
And this was a very sweet and positive read. I loved seeing the kids grow up to teens and then to adults. I love the diversity in bodies and colours. I was thinking this would just be a book about kids and how they could stay body positive but instead it features older girls/women. So while I still would recommend it to kids I think I would recommend it to an older age group than I had originally planned.
I loved that we get tips on how to get more body positive, how to do selfcare, what you can do with your body, to listen closely to it. Some of the tips aren’t going to be working at the moment in stay at home situations, but many still work now, and the rest will work when the world is back to normal.
Sadly, I know the tips don’t work for me, or only work temporarily. I still keep trying, but I do wonder if I ever will have the positivity these girls in this book have. I would love to.
There are also resources and help lines. While the US (as expected) gets a lot of info, I am happy that they link to their site. But, I have to say, yeah, that turned pretty useless in the end. Just the big English speaking countries (US, Australia, Canada, UK) are featured. I know you may not be able to do all the countries in the world, but you can do some more effort in it. Pick a couple of countries per continent and post help for that.
The illustrations are gorgeously done and I loved seeing them. Again, I love the diversity and how the illustrator captured all the girls in their fierceness and uniqueness.
All in all, this was a great book full of positivity. Again the only minus point is the fact the helplines don’t extend to more countries over the world. I would have loved to see that for once.