MOTHER MOON at Books Inc. Berkeley

Author image of Mother Moon and cover photo of her book The Belly Song

Join Books Inc. Berkeley for a children's storytime event with Mother Moon, a musical performance and reading from her book The Belly Song!


Sing along in this joyful celebration of your baby's perfect belly inspired by the song from TikTok trailblazer, Mother Moon!

"As the pages celebrate many different kinds of human bellies, they simultaneously model a wealth of loving connections between children and adults." - Publisher's Weekly

"[The Belly Song] joyfully celebrates different body types, focusing on bellies with entertaining, simple lyrics that teach kids to celebrate their bodies no matter their shape or size." - Booklist

"It is never too early to develop an appreciation for the unique gift of one's own body." - School Library Journal

Big belly, little belly, round belly, flat!
I like whatever kind of belly that you've got!

With millions of listens around the world, Mother Moon's uplifting song about body positivity and neutrality is a perfect introduction for babies and toddlers. With a QR code link to the song, irresistible illustrations, and a powerful message of love, acceptance, and kindness to our bodies, this board book is a great gift for any growing library.

 

Filled with zerbert-able bellies of various shapes and sizes, this affirming board book is based on a popular song by TikTok performer Mother Moon. As the pages celebrate many different kinds of human bellies, they simultaneously model a wealth of loving connections between children and adults. Collage-like illustrations by Giles (When Isaac Hears the Rain), which portray individuals with various body types and skin tones, are set against radiant-hued, textured backgrounds. Kids also dance, attempt yoga, and swing from an adult's arms, exhilarated to be in the company of someone who loves them, and likes "whatever kind of belly... you've got!" The text, set in bold block type, lends a feel of joyful proclamation to this body-neutral tune. A QR code on the back cover links to the author performing the song.
— Publisher's Weekly

Moon has a large following thanks to her catchy, cheerful songs. This, her third board book,
joyfully celebrates different body types, focusing on bellies with entertaining, simple lyrics that
teach kids to celebrate their bodies no matter their shape or size: "Big belly, little belly, round
belly, flat! . . . I like whatever kind of belly that you've got." The words can be recited as a
rhythmic poem or paired with music, linked in a QR code. Giles' large, bold, and colorful
multimedia illustrations will catch the attention of babies and toddlers, and the wide array of skin
tones, hair textures, and body shapes and sizes nicely match the book's message.
— Booklist

Parents and babies of all shapes, sizes, and colors comfortably rejoice in their bodies as they dance, wiggle, and jiggle along with the simple, descriptive lyrics of the TikTok sensation's viral sing-along song. Colorful backdrops accompany the catchy rhymes written in celebration of all types of bodies. It is never too early to develop an appreciation for the unique gift of one's own body, and the short, catchy lyrics could make for a celebratory musical story hour. VERDICT An easy purchase to add to the board book shelves.
— School Library Journa

 

Mother Moon has dreamed of writing books for children since she was five years old. Over the years, this desire to write transformed into a desire to help children through song as well, and more recently through an animated/live action show, The Mother Moon Show For Kids and The Inner Child. Her goal is to create an entire social+emotional program to encourage growth and healthy development for body, mind, spirit, and community that includes loving and caring for our bodies, honoring curiosity and the intrinsic value of learning, uplifting ambition and courage, and supporting kindness and communication across all kinds of interpersonal relationships. tiktok.com/@clovermama

Event date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 12:30pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Books: 
The Belly Song By Mother Moon, Leah Giles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mother Moon, Leah Giles (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499816280
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: little bee books - July 2nd, 2024