The Bare Naked Book

Illustrated by Melissa Cho
Published by Annick Press

The classic celebration of human bodies, with updated text and illustrations that capture better than ever their wonderful diversity.

Age Level

Pre-school to kindergarten

Curriculum Connections

Human body, body image, family


Talk about the ways people are different, and about how people are the same.


A joyous celebration of all bodies. Illustrations show a tremendously diverse array of bodies. Each page shows people smiling, and there are unique depictions of loving families and connections. The extremely simple text introducing basic body parts, combined with kid-friendly yet sophisticated illustrations, allows for all different kinds of children to see themselves and their communities reflected. A beautiful and important addition to any collection of body books.

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