From My Head to My Toes, I Say What Goes! is a light-hearted exploration of boundaries, nestled in a fun and lively story.
I might say YES to pillow fights;
a kiss when I’m tucked in at night.
I might say NO to climbing high,
a tickling game or a hug goodbye.
The book discusses consent and control for a young audience, through a story that is bold and beautiful, loud and proud.
With the feel-good factor turned up to eleven, it also celebrates individualism, inclusivity and empathy.
Consent for children is a growing trend among parents and educators.
- Serious topic nestled in a fun and lively story.
- Also celebrates individualism, inclusivity and empathy.
- Author has previously published All Bodies Are Good Bodies.
- The story falls under two Bright Light pillars: bodies and gender.
About the Author
Charlotte Barkla is a Brisbane-based writer who has worked as a civil engineer, physics teacher and full-time butler/chef/servant (to her two young children). She now writes children’s books. As well as dreaming up funny stories over a cup of coffee, Charlotte’s favorite things include autumn leaves, family bike rides and travel. Her first three children's books were published in 2020, including her debut picture book All Bodies Are Good Bodies.
Jacqui Lee is an illustrator and designer currently working in London. She's an alumna of the Alberta University of the Arts and originally from Canada. Her illustrations are focused on storytelling and are inspired by the world around her – cityscapes, street scenes, people, animals, and food are all frequent subjects. Her work is fun, cheerful, and aims to bring a smile to people’s faces.