Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, early years and nurture outreach consultant
This is a delightful book with beautiful illustrations. The story gently explores body image and diversity in an age appropriate way for 3-7 year olds. This will be a great book to use with young children as a tool to explore and enhance their wellbeing.
Rebecca Seymour, Little Parachutes (www.littleparachutes.com)
Minnie & Max are OK! is such a refreshing read, which lovingly tackles the all-important issue of self-esteem in children. With exquisite illustrations to complement the clever story, no reader could fail to feel cheered by Minnie and her scruffy canine friend. I love this book!
Dr Ruth MacConville, educational consultant and author of Positive Body Image for Kids
Today, children as young as five diet! With this inspirational book Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson address the gap in the resources which are available to parents and schools to reduce the harmful impact of the media on children's body image and self-esteem. This enchanting, everyday story offers a refreshingly different, proactive approach to encouraging children to recognise their strengths and talents and celebrate differences. It will enable parents and practitioners to tackle the tough questions that children ask and have open conversations around body image.
Anne HardingSchool Library Association
Negative body image can set in very young, so it's good to see a picture book that seeks to celebrate diversity and build body confidence and self-esteem. The authors are specialists in this field, and the book is testimony to their knowledge and sensitivity. Children will enjoy the way Max's feelings match Minnie's. The illustrations are fun and expressive. They are also delightfully inclusive.