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CHILDREN'S book of the week.

EVERYBODY HAS A BODY written and illustrated by Jon Burgerman, Oxford University Press, paperback PS6.99 HHHHH THIS cute and colourful kids' book, from UK-born, Brooklynbased illustrator Jon Burgerman, has a simple message at its heart - that, as the title suggests, everybody has a body.

"Some are big, some are small. Some are wide, some are tall" and each of us has something about ourselves to celebrate and to be proud of.

With the book aimed at those aged two and above, this celebration of diversity should really encourage little ones to love their bodies and be understanding of others.

Through a series of fun and brightly coloured characters - who come in all shapes and sizes - Burgerman hammers home the point that being different is OK and, in fact, is what makes each of us special.

In an age of President Trump and the rise of scapegoating of minorities around the world, it's a timely message to send.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2020
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