I'm a little late posting the news about this here, but excited to share anyway! Every Body: A First Conversation about Bodies was released on May 9th! I am so happy to see this project out in the world. This is the fifth installment in the series, however I have only illustrated this one. The topic is very much needed to celebrate and educate about all body types for all ages and abilities. It's very inclusive and diverse and frank about the topic. Here are a few of my favorite spreads from the book:
This is basically the full cast of characters from the book. I love the toddler girl in purple adjusting her sunglasses and the brother/sister duo holding hands, they remind me of my kids at that age. I enjoyed designing the swimsuits for each of the characters!
This was a fun spread to create! I especially loved creating Daddy and daughter dancing. I don't think I've come across many children's books featuring Black fathers, so this was special to me.
My favorite part of this spread was coming up with the concepts for the family photos. I scoured many personal family photos and vintage photos as references. I wanted to show many generations of connections, and I liked how it came out.
If you've purchased a copy, let me know in the comments below or through my contact page how you like it!