Minnie has had a bad day at school. Some girls made fun of her looks, and she wishes she was more like them. Max, Minnie’s dog, wishes he looked different too. And he doesn’t understand why Grandma doesn’t like his singing! When Grandma sees that Minnie and Max aren’t OK, she takes them to the park. There, they see lots of children and dogs – all with different shapes, sizes, colours, and special traits. If they all looked the same, would it be better or worse? Body image is an increasingly important issue for young children. This beautifully illustrated, confidence-boosting book will help encourage children aged three to seven to celebrate their strengths and embrace diversity.
Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson have over twenty-five years’ experience working with children and families. They are both trained teachers and have worked for Bristol Education Authority for eighteen years as behaviour consultants, advising on emotional health and wellbeing for children from ages three to eighteen. In 2008, they founded their child body image and behaviour consultancy, Not Just Behaviour. They are the award-winning authors of Body Image in the Primary School.
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