Everybody Has a Belly Button
Cerina Vincent, Zoi Hunter
- 22 Pages
- March 8, 2022
- ISBN: 9781510767393
Everybody has a bellybutton,
Everybody has a nose,
Everybody has a mouth,
Everybody has toes.
Everybody has hair . . .
Some have black or brown or blonde or red,
Some have gray or silver on their head.
The different colors all aglow . . .
Make everybody special, like a rainbow.
Everybody Has a Belly Button is a timeless and delightful book for babies and toddlers that teaches our youngest readers about skin color, equality, and equity in the same way we teach our babies to find their belly button, nose, eyes, and toes.
Cerina Vincent's effortless rhymes and Zoi Hunter's digital watercolor designs illustrate that “every body” is the same. And the subtle differences in our bodies’ colors (eyes, hair, skin) is what makes us all beautiful and special, “like a rainbow.”
Babies learn through rhyme—it boosts brain activity and early literacy—and Everybody Has a Belly Button starts the conversation about racial equality immediately while also tenderly pointing out their other tiny body parts.
Zoi Hunter is an eighteen-year-old, self-taught digital artist who was unschooled and encouraged to freely pursue her passions. Following in the footsteps of her father, Zoi began creating at an early age. She has painted commissions and designed logos, and in recent years, has become passionate about illustrating children's books. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but currently resides in Orlando, Florida, with her parents.