My new picture book, “Happy in Our Skin,” is a bouncy, rhyming tribute to skin, in all its glory. It begins with this welcome to a newborn child:
“Look at you!
You look so cute in your brand-new birthday suit.
This is how we all begin—
small and happy in our skin.”
The fun continues with an appreciation of all kinds of skin colors, freckles, and birthmarks—as well as the delicious pleasure of being tickled and hugged. A giant block party of diverse families concludes the book with everyone happy in their skin.
It has received rave reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Booklist, as well as a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
My Katie Woo series is the -first easy-to-read chapter books featuring an Asian child. There are 40 of these storybooks, some of them collected in paperbacks that offer four stories in one volume. A few of these are: "Katie Woo Rules the School," "Katie Woo
and Friends,” “"Katie Woo, Don't be Blue," and "Katie Woo Loves School." You can see a video about the Katie Woo books and get free downloadables at this website: http://www.capstonekids.com/characters/Katie-Woo/
I can be contacted through my website for school or Skype visits: www.franmanushkin.com or by emailing me directly at email@example.com. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter: franm22
My board book, BIG GIRL PANTIES, is a romp about a girl who's leaving diapers behind for the pleasures of wearing panties like her mother and grandma and aunties! It has 274 rave reviews on Amazon.
Can you guess that I love writing books?