A children’s book all about girlsâ€™ bodies and boysâ€™ bodies
By: Robie H. Harris
WHO HAS WHAT! All About Girlsâ€™ Bodies and Boyâ€™s Bodies â€” a nonfiction picture book for childrenâ€”is the first book in a four-book series illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott and I are creating for young children. I wrote this book to answer young childrenâ€™s delightful, thoughtful, and often non-stop questions about their own bodies and about how girlsâ€™ and boysâ€™ bodies are the same and are differentâ€”questions that are seemingly simple, but often not easy to answer. And I wrote it because parents everywhere, along with educators and librarians, health professionals, we constantly asking me when I was going to write a book for our youngest children. And that singing â€œHeads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes,â€ while fun, does not have all of the information children need to know to have good and positive feelings about themselves and their bodies.
This first book in our series features conversations between siblings Nellie and Gus, a read-aloud text that offers young children fascinating and straightforward information, and Nadine Bernard Westcottâ€™s pitch-perfect art that chronicles Gus and Nellieâ€™s family outing to the beach. The book is full of fun and fascinating information as they learn about their amazing bodies.