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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

I Make Space

by (author) Sara Cassidy

illustrated by Jimmy Tigani

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Emotions & Feelings, Rabbits, Imagination & Play, Body, New Experience
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


This uniquely illustrated board book follows a young bunny through their day while they make space for themselves and others, delivering a straightforward but impactful message about boundaries and consent.

Inspired by the idea of teaching very young children how to maintain social distance, I Make Space evolved into a way of demonstrating the concept of personal space and how to recognize their own needs and the needs of others—because everyone needs space sometimes, even the people that love us the most. Written by award-winning author Sara Cassidy and illustrated by the talented Jimmy Tigani, this is a thoughtful book that you are going to want to make space on your baby's bookshelf for.

About the authors

Les livres de Sara Cassidy ont &eacutet&eacute finalistes pour de nombreux prix : le Chocolate Lily Award pour Black Gold et Blackberry Juice ; le Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award pour A Boy Named Queen ; le Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize pour Skylark ainsi que le Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. Deux de ses titres, A Boy Named Queen et Double Play, ont &eacutet&eacute s&eacutelectionn&eacutes par la Junior Library Guild. Sara Cassidy a publi&eacute de nombreux recueils de po&eacutesie, œuvres de fiction et ouvrages documentaires pour adultes. Elle vit &agrave Victoria en Colombie-Britannique.

Sara Cassidy's profile page

After years of working as a designer in marketing for companies like Air Canada, CAE and Bombardier, Jimmy Tigani decided to take the leap into professional freelance illustration, a career which has always been his first love. Jimmy was initially trained as a traditional artist but continues to evolve and immerse himself in new mediums like 3D modeling. Jimmy lives in Montreal.


Jimmy Tigani's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“A potentially useful springboard for discussing an abstract concept. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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