Parents' Guide to

Bodies Are Cool

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

A vibrant, joyous celebration of body diversity.

Bodies Are Cool Book Cover

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This gorgeous, affirming book is destined to become a beloved, repeat read-aloud. The power of Bodies Are Cool lies in the portrayal of every kind of body engaging in everyday activities. Kid readers will be able to see themselves and people they love in these pages, no matter their gender, size, hairstyle, whether they have a prosthetic limb, eyes that don't see well or at all, skin that's dark and light swirled, or if they move around in a wheelchair or with crutches, and on and on. The cumulative effect on the reader is that body diversity just becomes normal. The underlying message, that all bodies are good and welcome part of our vibrant, human reality, comes through without being preachy or corny. This lovely book deserves a spot on every family and school bookshelf.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate