PIC­TURES OF SELF-ES­TEEM

Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

I LOVE Me is a colour­ful cel­e­bra­tion of in­di­vid­u­al­ity and good self­es­teem among chil­dren.

Sally Mor­gan and Am­be­lin Kway­mul­lina’s new book uses vi­brant colours and bold il­lus­tra­tions to tell young read­ers that it is OK to love ev­ery part of them­selves, from their eyes, to their body shape and even the way their hair grows.

Il­lus­tra­tor Kway­mul­lina said the book was a bright and happy way to en­cour­age chil­dren to cel­e­brate them­selves. “It’s for all chil­dren, but per­haps es­pe­cially those who strug­gle to know how won­der­ful they are,” she said.

“There are very few pic­ture books with non-white char­ac­ters, and it’s so im­por­tant for all chil­dren both to be able to find them­selves in story and to en­counter the lives of other chil­dren in story.

“So I would like this book to be a place where worlds can meet.”

I Love Me is avail­able from www.fre­mantlepres­s.com.au.

Il­lus­tra­tor Am­be­lin Kway­mul­lina.

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