Crocodile, You're Beautiful! Embracing Our Strengths and Ourselves

Written by Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Pierre Lehu, and Dena Neusner
Illustrated by CB Decker
Jacketed hardcover
Ages 5-8, 32pp, 10 7/8 x 8 3/8
978-1-68115-551-7, $17.95

I have a body. You have a body.
But your body is different from mine.
Why? Because it is
all yours.
You are in charge of your body.

So says the wise Dr. Ruth as she helps out animals who each need her sage advice.  Ruth helps an octopus learn to assert itself, a crocodile feel more comfortable with its bumpy body, and a rabbit, turtle, and ant discover and appreciate their strengths. Full of humor and warmth, Ruth’s lessons about body image, confidence and standing-up for yourself shine through in this relatable, age appropriate tale.

Fun activities are included after each story, and will delight young readers as they stretch, draw and dance their way through these important ideas. They’ll feel empowered to connect to their own strengths, too.