Your Body Belongs To You by Cornelia Maude SpelmanYour Body Belongs To You by Cornelia Maude Spelman

Your Body Belongs To You

byCornelia Maude SpelmanIllustratorTeri Weidner

Paperback | April 30, 2000

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In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now.
Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and former social worker who has written about the importance of emotions in the lives of children and families. Her "The Way I Feel" series of picture books for young children is about recognizing and managing emotions and forming healthy, happy relationships. Her books also help children co...
Title:Your Body Belongs To YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.1 inPublished:April 30, 2000Publisher:Albert Whitman & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0807594733

ISBN - 13:9780807594735

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 6


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great this book is an excellent teaching tool for children.
Date published: 2017-03-08

From Our Editors

Educational author Cornelia Maude Spelman tackles an infinitely delicate subject in this picture book, which teaches children no adult’s touch should make them feel uncomfortable. An excellent choice for library or child-care environments, Your Body Belongs to You subtly teaches kids they have the right to express their feelings when it comes to unwanted touching. Teri Weidner’s gentle, cheery watercolour illustrations soften the serious subject matter without undermining the message of the text. This is a great book for teaching kids to articulate their needs without frightening them about the prevalence of sexual abuse.

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"This book is positive and assertive without being frightening."

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