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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  413 ratings  ·  153 reviews
What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! This book encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and to help girls see that they are so much more than than their bodies. It introduces the language of self-love and self-care t ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2019 by Five Mile
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Beth Nope, she should be fine. The books does suggest reading it with kids younger than the suggested age so you can answer any questions, but they hope it…moreNope, she should be fine. The books does suggest reading it with kids younger than the suggested age so you can answer any questions, but they hope it can be shared with everyone.(less)
Jessica Sanders It doesn't go into LGBT content at all but there are two androgynous characters in the book. One of the girls is also wearing a pride flag on her t-shirt.

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Shruti
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
"My body is strong. My body can do amazing things. My body is my own."

This book is absolutely beautiful. The illustrations are gorgeous and so inclusive of all body types, it's a treat to read this one. Body positivity is something that is so very close to my heart! Reading this book made me wonder what it would have been like if more of such books existed when I was a kid. I wish the new generation learns to love their body despite what society defines as "beautiful". Definitely recommend getti
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Kelli Wilson
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
SELF LOVE!
SELF CARE!

A beautiful picture book about the journey of a girls body during puberty and growing up. The impact those changes on the outside can have on our insides. It stresses the importance of self acceptance. Also, practicing self care and self love should start sooner rather than later, and should be part of your life routine.

The illustrations are wonderful. Capturing all different types of body types, hairstyles and dress styles. Highlighting the theme that being yourself is grea
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Schizanthus Nerd
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Every so often I stumble across a book I wish I’d had the opportunity to read when I was a kid. This is one of those books.

While acknowledging that all bodies are different (and this is okay!), the focus of this book is appreciating what your body can do rather than what it looks like. Examples include using your hands to create, your eyes to watch television or read and your nose to smell the sea or flowers.

Self care ideas for showing your body kindness are included and seeking help from othe
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Sophie Crane
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway, science
I wasn't sure what I'd think of Love Your Body, a picture book aimed at older children, but i think it's fantastic and a book that all children should read. 

Throughout the book we see many different kinds of people, each of them are shown to be happy with how they look and this is brilliant as it allows us to see that beauty and self acceptance comes from within and we can do that for ourselves. The words through the book is very encouraging to read and explain in subtle but informative ways how
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Emma
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My body is strong. My body can do amazing things. My body is my own.


This is a small book with a very big and important message. Every body is different, but that's nothing wrong with that, because that's exactly why every body is beautiful. This short book talks about self-acceptance, self-care, self-love and so much more! I think it's a useful and important read at any age really, but I'm happy t
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Alli
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new standard for young women. An incredibly thoughtful narrative that is matched by the illustrations that truly represent the nooks and crannies of real bodies. Eager to get this book in the hands of the young women in the US.
Sharah McConville
Love Your Body by Australian author Jessica Sanders is an empowering little book for girls. It conveys an important message to young women about self-love and self-care. I like the list of things to do when you're feeling down and think the illustrations are wonderful. I just wish this book had been around when my own daughter was younger! With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy. ...more
Donalyn
A little didactic and wordy. Good message!
J. Jammy May
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to buy a million copies of this and give one to every single girl and woman I know. The message is such a necessary thing people need to be hearing in our society, and the illustrations are so cute and amazing that they really bring to life vividly the ideas of this book. Thank to the incredible author of this Jessica Sanders and amazing illustrator Carol Rossetti, you both have done an immensely inspirational thing with this book.
Rachel
This. Book. Is. Delightful.

I absolutely love this. It isn't a story book so much as a series of helpful messages about self-love and self-care. Concepts are explained in a way that is positive and realistic, with reminders that everyone still has bad days and sad times. I appreciate that an effort is made not to shame people for struggling with loving themselves, which is something that can be easy to fall into. It is great at demonstrating how our bodies support us through life, and in recommen
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Natasha B
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I felt a bit emotional reading this beautiful book. The words are lovely and the inclusive illustrations are perfect. Even as an adult woman, it was a nice reminder for me, so I can only imagine the help/impact this will have for younger individuals, especially as their body is changing. I think this would be great for my goddaughter but will discuss with her mom before ordering.
It feels a shame that books like this are needed and are therefore so impactful. This book is stunni
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I'mogén
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for the e-arc. All opinions are my own.

I appreciated the authors note at the start.
I particularly liked the conversations on self care and the understanding that sometimes these things won't work and it's okay to talk to someone that's trusted.
The illustrations by Carol Rossetti are beautiful.

I loved the soft touch of feminism and diveritsy throughout.

This, I'd imagine, would be a very encouraging book for young girls in particular.

Pick it up, give it a go and enjoy! >(^_^)<
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Ula
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 out of 5 🌟 The ultimate feel-good book

Jessica Sanders wrote an ultimate feel-good-book with tips on how to feel great in our body and how to cheer yourself up when feeling a little down.
The book is encouraging to seek help if needed and providing helpful addresses and advice. It teaches you to love your body with all its strengths and flaws and reminds you of all cool and beautiful things people can archive because of their bodies.
The most important lesson the book carries is to listen to you
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Julia
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A book about body positivity for girls.

Growing up, changing from girl to woman is tough. Lots of young women have problems growing into their body, loving themselves, accepting themselves and their bodies as they are. This book may help seeing the great things our bodies can do. May help accepting yourself, finding self-care routines, learning to ask for help, find your style.

The illustrations are very good, they show bodies of every size and colour, focusing on the positive! I loved seeing ha
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Britt
Received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I adored Love Your Body. I think self-love and self-care is such an important message. I truly wish I would have had this picture book when I was younger because I still needed the message this book had. The book also has tips on how to handle negative thoughts which I also think is so important. I like to think if I had had this book when I was younger, I might have been a bit kinder to myself about my beautiful body. Even now, I
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Anne Weaver
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend. Great to hear she is writing one for boys as well.
Clare O'Beara
This is a cheerful, empowering book written by a lady who tells us she was the tallest in her class and felt self-conscious. Later through sports and hiking she learned that a tall body had advantages. By showing us line drawings (by a Brazilian lady) of all sorts of girls with all sorts of differences and abilities, she tells girls to celebrate their growing body whatever shape, colour or form.

Midway through, we get messages that anyone can feel down at times but finding a positive quote, jour
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Rianna
18/55 books read in 2020.
20/55 books read in 2020.
Provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely adore this book.
This would be a great way to introduce body diversity and self-care to your children.
The story shows children that it is important to love yourself and take care of yourself.
The drawings are gorgeous. The characters represent a lot of different body shapes, heights, and skin colours. I also really like that some of the characters are featured multiple times, it
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Prajakta | dancingbibliophile
Body Shaming is so rooted in our culture that people don't even feel sorry about doing so! This has made a very deepening impact on the human psyche that people tend to have negative thoughts about their own bodies too! Thus it becomes very important to remind ourselves that no matter what shape, size or colour our body has, WE OUGHT TO LOVE IT! The book does its job perfectly of making us understand that it's Okay to be different. It's okay not to be fitting in the common frame of Good Body bec ...more
Bibi
*Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really loved this. This is everything I needed and more when I was younger, and still do today. I don't know a life without my insecurities and I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. There are a lot of encouraging messages and tips in here that will really help you when you're struggling and feeling down. I also really loved the art style and how inclusive it was. They showed people of all shapes and sizes, skin colours and with
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Eve beinguniquebooks
This book was fantastic, with illustrations of multiple body types, height, size, colour, interest's and style etc it was fab to read and a book any young person should be given to help them realise and recognise change will happen and to be ready to start the journey to loving the body they have and appreciate all it can do for you too. I just wish it had been around for when I was going through puberty it's a positive book for self love and body acceptance!



Many thanks to the publishers for all
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thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
An amazing, positive book. I wish I had this when growing up. It’s sends such a positive message of self love and self acceptance and this should be forced down our throats as much as the diet Industry is, I can only hope things continue to change for the better as the existence of this book itself shows things are. Please schools and libraries stock this for young women (and boys need their own version too) Fabulous and thoroughly recommended to all young women and those older of us who need to ...more
Donna Maguire
I thought that this was a great book

The images are lovely and I loved the message that was told throughout the book – you are unique and to accept and love yourself exactly as you are – it was a very positive book

It is 5 stars from me – very highly recommended and a great message to drive home
Lucile
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this lovely book about, you guessed it, loving one’s body! I think children’s literature is often dismissed due to the age group it’s geared towards, but this book made me tear up, and I will be using so many of the tips contained within its pages to remind myself that my body is phenomenal and that I should love it with all of my heart ❤️

I urge all of you to get a copy for yourself, and also for any child in your life, as we all need to be reminded sometimes that our bodies are
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Tess
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous picture book for young people about the importance of loving yourself and the body you have.
Deborah
Oh how I wish I'd had this book in my childhood and adolescence!

Well-written, beautifully illustrated, sensible, useful, compassionate, well-researched, and representing a truly diverse range of wonderful bodies.

Highly recommended for readers of all ages.

I hope this book is bought by schools, families, libraries, youth centres, women's shelters, women's health centres...
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Rosalyn Davey
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A diverse book promoting self-care and love for your body. I can see this being useful especially with the older children in our school. Great illustrations and great message for girls.
Deb Reddy
"It's important to accept and love yourself exactly as you are. Do not wait until tomorrow- start right now."

I loved the message and the illustrations but found the font a little hard to read.
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Michelle
Jul 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must have for every self identifying woman.
AD
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is aimed at girls and reminds them that their body is wonderful - however it looks. It's an important message to get out there, especially in these days of photoshop and body-shaming. There are some great tips for self-care and a list of organisations who can help if you are feeling low is available at the back of the book. To be honest, it felt like there was a bit too much repetition, but I don't want to take away anything from this important message. ...more
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