Jocelyn Scofield I Love My Amazing Body

ISBN 13: 9780996567909

I Love My Amazing Body

 
9780996567909: I Love My Amazing Body

"I Love My Amazing Body" is a children's book encouraging confidence and body appreciation. Jackie is a spunky young girl with untamed curly hair, and a silly and playful personality. She's confident and joyful, and loves herself and her body. Jackie takes the reader through each body part describing all the things she loves to do with her amazing body. With her fingers she loves to play piano. With her hips she loves to hula hoop. With her arms she loves to hug her dog, Buddy. The book is interactive, with a fun question on each page to engage the reader and get them thinking and moving: What can you balance on your head? What do you love to draw? How high can you stretch your arms? The book can be read several different ways: in or out of order, all at once or a little at a time. This book is a delightful and fun way to teach children to love their bodies starting at an early age.

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About the Author:

About the Authors Once upon a time, there was a songwriter and an artist. They were living in Lala Land (also known as Los Angeles). They met and became friends. Both the songwriter (Jocelyn Scofield) and artist (Kristyn Dors) saw things in Lala Land that made them sad. They saw lots of people who did not love their bodies. They heard lots of people being mean to their bodies and not appreciating them. So the songwriter and the artist decided to write a book about a girl named Jackie. Jackie really loves her body. She knows how amazing and unique her body is and wants to tell the whole world.

Review:

Author Scofield and Illustrator Dors introduce Jackie, a friendly looking, kid-shaped girl who celebrates her body for its usefulness and sensation without ever looking or feeling objectified in this poetry collection about the parts of the body. No one on earth has a body like mine. / It s unique and rare and one of a kind, Jackie announces. Her earnest love for her body and its uses and her acceptance of all bodies as different and special should welcome readers of all shapes and sizes from the first page. She follows that thought with an ode to her toes (which she can use for balancing or for drawing), her feet (which can feel the grass tickle or kick a ball), her ankles and knees, and on up the body. Each short poem (either one stanza or two) is accompanied by a crayon-drawn illustration of brown-haired, orange-and-yellow dressed Jackie, whose interests include ballet, swimming, playing with her dog, archery, and practicing piano, among other things. The illustrations emphasize that girls can have many hobbies and skills, and they can enjoy both activewear and dressing up. The poems, some stronger than others, offer readers a way to appreciate the functions of each body part. In heart bubbles (also in yellow and orange), readers are asked questions about each body part: How fast can your legs run? or Can you feel your heart beating in your chest? To accommodate the placement of the questions, some of the stanzas feature broken lines, which may throw readers out of the rhythm of the poetry. Some rhymes are also a stretch: chest / breath, me / feet, etc. Still, the overall effect of the book encouraging children to love and be comfortable in their own bodies shines through. Made possible through a Kickstarter that funded 200% of the goal, this wonderfully illustrated book is a great way to get young readers talking and thinking about their bodies in a positive way. --Kirkus Reviews

Jackie is a girl that loves her body and says it all in rhymes. She is special and unique, and nobody is like her. She loves toes as they help her stand up. She can even draw with them! She loves her feet, which allow her to walk, and her legs, which allow her to run fast or to sit criss-cross applesauce. She even loves her tummy when it growls with hunger. Her back can bend to exercise, and her chest can fill up with air to breathe. Her arms allow her to hug her doggie, or to reach for apples on the tree. Her elbows allow her to use her bow and arrows, and her hands allow her to write, draw, and even handstand. She loves her mouth, which lets her to talk, smile, and sing, and her eyes that her to see everything. She loves her body as a best friend, and takes it anywhere. And just as she likes herself, she likes us too. I like this book because the rhymes were funny, and I found the little exercises at the end of each page interesting. I m still trying to draw with my toes, and to get to target with my bow and arrow toys. --Kids Book Buzz

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