- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: TQUAL Books (Feb. 14 2015)
- Language: Spanish
- ISBN-10: 0993192505
- ISBN-13: 978-0993192500
- Parcel Dimensions: 26.4 x 22.4 x 0.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 200 g
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Are You a Boy or are You a Girl? (Spanish)
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A lovely, sensitive, much-needed book that helps all children ask the big questions about identity and gender. -- Juno Dawson, author of 'This Book is Gay' When a child selects a book and sees someone like themselves within its pages, they know they are not alone. It is a seemingly small gesture, to us grownups, that enables a child to feel safe and secure. This breezy and beautifully illustrated book describes gender in playful, innocent terms, allowing children the space to discover themselves and to explore their surroundings joyfully. A must for any library. -- Juno Roche, writer and campaigner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
An illustrated storybook to help children aged 3+ talk about gender and identity creatively --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product description
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“My name is Tiny and this is my family.”
The illustrations are sweet, line-drawings, seemingly coloured with crayons, obviously intended to look childish. Dad has brown hair and sideburns, Mum has red ponytails, younger sister Fiona has long wavy blond hair with a red bow, and the baby is in a onesie.
Tiny has a kind of red cropped mullet and is wearing a tee shirt, shorts, and bright red boots. Everybody has huge smiles!
Tiny happily shows us around their new house, goes to school, plays football (soccer in America), draws, plays dress-ups, and has a happy life in general.
Sister Fiona asks him “Are you a boy or are you a girl today?”
Tiny doesn't answer, but later, Tiny dresses as a butterfly and Fiona dresses up as a cowboy. All goes well until Tiny is confronted at school by a boy who looks like a bully.
“A boy shouts ‘Tiny what a silly name. I can tell if it’s a girl or a boy.’ My new teacher says, ‘Buster, that’s rude. Why does it matter if they are a boy or a girl?’”
I did find the use of ‘they’ a little awkward, but the book as a whole will be a valuable addition to school libraries and children’s literature in general to help kids understand that not all kids are the same.
At the end, there is a picture of Tiny’s smiling face with some questions for kids (and adults!) to ask themselves.
My Goodreads review includes the illustration which has several questions, including, "Would you like to play with Tiny?"
There’s a lot more in this little book, and I thank the author for writing it.
Thanks to NetGalley and Jessica Kingsley Publishers for a preview copy.
The illustrations are colorful and complementary to the text. This book was produced as a means to raise funds for a few groups in the UK that focus on gender identity issues and trans people.
I think it's a good resource.
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