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THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN

Author: Michael Tyler

Illustrator: David Lee Csicsko

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Publisher: Independent Publishers Group,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This rhythmic poem with pictures of children, encourages each of us to look in the mirror and celebrate who we are and the joy of friendship. This is a collection of simply presented thoughts about self-esteem, acceptance, and diversity.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 9

Age of Child: Started reading with child 3½ years old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He loved the rhyming and talking to the children staring at her from the page.

Adult Reader Reaction: What a great book! It engenders its message in simple phrases with comparative language that young readers can comprehend. The language offers kids a positive, new way to look at the world

Pros: Parents will enjoy the book as much for its fun as for its message. The illustrations are bright and engaging; and the poem is just what you want to introduce acceptance and the beauty of diversity … without being onerous or dour.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book that has a great message for kids and a nice 'refresher' for adults, too.

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Educational Themes: You can read the book AND you can make it come alive, getting your child to tell you what's beautiful in various objects in their world.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, poetry, family, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2005

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