“A joyous celebration of all bodies.”—STARRED review, Kirkus Reviews
WINNER: 2022 ALA Rainbow Book List
Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!
The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.
The text has been updated to reflect current understandings of gender and inclusion, which are also
showcased in the brand-new, vibrant illustrations by Melissa Cho.
Featuring a note from the author explaining the history of the book and the importance of this updated edition, readers will delight in this celebration of all kinds of bodies.
- Commended, Best Bets Book List, OLA 2021
- Joint winner, Rainbow Book List, American Library Association 2022
“A beautiful and important addition to any collection of body books.”- Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 12/29/20
“Current, engaging and offers a safe space for parents, caregivers, and educators to talk about human beings and their bodies. Highly Recommended.”- CM Reviews, 02/12/21
“A joyous and empowering book that should be welcomed by many seeking such volumes to teach their kids about bodies and their parts, but also about human diversity broadly speaking. It’s a must-have for any young child’s bookshelf.”- Mombian, 03/10/21
“Melissa Cho makes our bodies a celebration of boldness, in colour and shape, and helps to ensure that every child will see themselves and those important to them.”- CanLit for Little Canadians, 03/24/21