Fran Manushkin is the author of more than fifty books for children, including the Katie Woo series and Baby, Come Out!, illustrated by Ronald Himler and translated into eight languages. She lives in New York City. Lauren Tobia is the illustrator of several books for children, including the Anna Hibiscus books, written by Atinuke, and Baby's Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields. She lives in a tiny house in Bristol, England.
With plenty of sentimental books about belonging available, a fun
angle on the ties that bind members of the human family is
welcome...Following a light-skinned mother and her three children
(who share their father's brown skin), Tobia (Baby's Got the
Blues) creates an expansive, multicultural cast of urbanites
enjoying themselves at a park, at the public pool, and at a
boisterous block party. It's freewheeling fun--a perfect book for
the months when we all try to wear as little as possible.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media
illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and
their families to pore over this book again and again.
--Kirkus Reviews Happy in Our Skin paints a picture of an ideal world that recognizes the value of diversity and shuns color blindness--a positive message for ears of every age and color.
--Booklist Online A delightful feel-good story.
--School Library Journal