Except When They Don't by Laura GehlExcept When They Don't by Laura Gehl

Except When They Don't

byLaura GehlIllustratorJoshua Heinsz

Picture Books | May 21, 2019

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This rhyming picture book encourages children to celebrate their individuality and lets them know that it's okay to play with whatever toys they want to!

Girls perform to fairy songs.
Boys play football all day long.

Boys yell, "Boo!" and run away.
Girls like kittens and ballet.

Except when they don't.

Children are often told by many different people about what toys they're supposed to play with, what interests they should have, and who they should be simply because of their gender. This stereotype-breaking book invites children to examine what they're told "boy" and "girl" activities are and encourages them to play with whatever they want to and to be exactly who they are! This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.
Laura Gehl is the author of One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, and the Peep and Egg series, illustrated by Joyce Wan. Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children. Find out more about her at lauragehl.com.Joshua Heinsz is the illustrator of A Paintbrush for Paco. He has a love for bri...
Title:Except When They Don'tFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.25 × 9.75 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 9.75 × 0.4 inPublished:May 21, 2019Publisher:little bee booksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1499808046

ISBN - 13:9781499808049

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

Gehl's text and Heinsz's artwork express the joy of individuality and personal choice: "be exactly who you are."