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Children's Nonfiction Body

The Bare Naked Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson

illustrated by Heather Collins

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2006
Category
Body, Friendship, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554510504
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554510498
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781773214726
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $21.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780920303535
    Publish Date
    Mar 1988
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780920303528
    Publish Date
    Mar 1988
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773214740
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

Twenty years old and still going strong, The Bare Naked Book remains a favorite family introduction to the human body.

There is nothing more ordinary and more special than the human body. After all, everybody has one, and for all the parts that are the same each comes in a different shape and size. The Bare Naked Book joyfully celebrates this wonderful ordinariness with a matter-of-fact introduction for toddlers to the parts of the body.

From hair (dripping, straight, curly, and tangled) to toes (stamping, ticklish, skinny, and squishy) and the private bits in between, Kathy Stinson’s playfully simple prose identifies the parts of the body at rest and in motion. Meanwhile, the friendly realism of Heather Collins’s illustrations offers a variety of body types in familiar environments, from the bathroom to the beach.

About the authors

Kathy Stinson is a familiar name in children’s literature. She wrote the award-winning Red is Best and Big or Little?—two of the first picture books for preschoolers in Canada. Both were a huge success and have since achieved international acclaim. Red is Best 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2006 a newly illustrated Big or Little? was published in 2009. Kathy’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Illustrated by Duan Petricic, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Kathy grew up in Toronto. “My love affair with books began as a child,” she says. “I remember regular visits to the library, getting stacks of books to read.” She still has a notebook of stories that she wrote when she was in grade four. She believes that reading a lot is the key to becoming a good writer. In the early 1970s Kathy attended university while teaching elementary school. In 1981, she took a course called “How to write and get published.” The titles she has published in the years since range from picture books to young adult novels, from historical fiction chapter books to short stories in the horror genre. 2008 sees the publication of her first brand-new picture book in sixteen years! Kathy enjoys visiting schools across Canada, and especially talking with fellow writers. In 1987 she traveled to England as part of an exchange of Canadian and British children’s authors. She has helped students across Canada pursue their own creative projects through the Writers in Electronic Residence program, and in many communities has conducted writing workshops for children and for adults. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kathy is a self-proclaimed jigsaw puzzle addict. Her children now grown, she lives with her partner, editor Peter Carver, in a hamlet not far from Guelph, Ontario.

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Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

“Shows very clearly how each of us is essentially the same, even though we are each an individual. The positive feelings engendered about family will make this a firm favorite with another generation.”

Resource Links, 12/06

“A good one for older toddlers and preschoolers.”

School Library Journal

Librarian Reviews

The Bare Naked Book: 20th Anniversary Edition

Originally published in 1986 by Annick Press (Our Choice 1987/1988).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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