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From My Head to My Toes I Say What Goes

by (author) Charlotte Barkla

illustrated by Jacqui Lee

Hardie Grant - Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


From My Head to My Toes, I Say What Goes! is a light-hearted exploration of boundaries, nestled in a fun and lively story.

I might say YES to pillow fights;
a kiss when I’m tucked in at night.

I might say NO to climbing high,
a tickling game or a hug goodbye.

The book discusses consent and control for a young audience, through a story that is bold and beautiful, loud and proud.
With the feel-good factor turned up to eleven, it also celebrates individualism, inclusivity and empathy.

Consent for children is a growing trend among parents and educators.
- Serious topic nestled in a fun and lively story.
- Also celebrates individualism, inclusivity and empathy.
- Author has previously published All Bodies Are Good Bodies.
- The story falls under two Bright Light pillars: bodies and gender.

About the authors

Charlotte Barkla's profile page

Jacqui Lee’s illustrations are focused on storytelling and are inspired by the world around her. Jacqui's I Am Josephine was a CCBC Best Book for Kids and Teens and she was awarded an Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design for Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem. Her work is fun, cheerful and aims to bring a smile to people’s faces. She loves the handmade and textural look of gouache paint and often carries a sketchbook with her, especially while travelling. An alumnus of the Alberta University of the Arts, she now lives in London, UK.


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Other titles by Jacqui Lee