The Bare Naked Book

A picture book by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho.

Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho

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. Diversity and inclusion are celebrated throughout this new edition to help build early childhood acceptance of body types, sexualities.

The book's text and illustrations were reviewed and revised on the basis of equity, diversity, and inclusion by J. Wallace Skelton, an equity consultant, educator, writer, activist, and parent. 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. (From Annick Press)

Kathy Stinson is a prolific Canadian children's writer from Ontario. She is the author of more than 30 children's books, including Red Is Best, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis, and The Man with the Violin, illustrated by Dusan Petricic.

Melissa Cho is a Canadian designer, illustrator and animator.

From the book

A page from The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho. (Annick Press)

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