Are you comfortable in the skin you’re in?

Loving yourself just the way you are is the theme for this perfect picture book pair. Both picture books have characters that learn why they look the way they do and show that being themselves, just the way they are, is just right for them.

Title: Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina; Written by: Marcia Brown; Illustrated by: Sara Palacios; Publisher: Children’s Book Press; Bilingual edition (2011); Age/Grade Range:PreK-3

Marisol has red hair, nut-brown skin, and loves to wear polka dots with stripes, and eat peanut butter and jelly burritos.

Marisol Silvie

Title: Sylvie; Written & Illustrated by: Jennifer Sattler; Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2009); Age/Grade Range:Prek-2

Sylvie wonders learns she is pink because of what she eats. She stops eating the pink brine shrimp and then becomes different colors. But not being pink makes her feel bad and besides, Sylvie wants to look like her flamingo family.

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