Juno Roche, writer and campaigner
When a child selects a book and sees someone like themselves within its pages, they know they are not alone. It is a seemingly small gesture, to us grownups, that enables a child to feel safe and secure. This breezy and beautifully illustrated book describes gender in playful, innocent terms, allowing children the space to discover themselves and to explore their surroundings joyfully. A must for any library.
Juno Dawson, author of 'This Book is Gay'
A lovely, sensitive, much-needed book that helps all children ask the big questions about identity and gender.
Anne HardingThe School Librarian, School Library Association
Books on gender identity for young children are still very few and far between. Children who do not identify as boys or girls will find Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? immensely reassuring. It will be extremely valuable too in schools, in families, and in other settings - for helping young children understand gender diversity and question gender stereotypes. At the end there are a number of useful discussion starters, for example 'Does it matter if Tiny is a boy or a girl?' and 'What would you ask Tiny if you met them?', followed by information about organisations that provide support on gender identity issues. A sensitive and important book, written by campaigners for transgender rights.
Sophie SmallmanBeing Sophie blog
The real value for children and parents in this book stems from its simplicity, it puts the story across in a grounded manner and invites open discussion. The authors, Fox Fisher and Sarah Savage have collaborated to produce what I feel is an amazing book.
Raise Them Righteous
The creators introduce a serious theme in an accessible and fun way. Questions at the back of the book can prompt productive discussion about many aspects of gender. I recommend this for personal and classroom libraries.
Savage, Sarah and Fisher, FoxhealthyBooks
The interesting thing about this picture book is that we never discover which gender Tiny is and that it isn't important to the story. A good story about a difficult subject to address in schools.