Book Review: I Love My Colorful Nails

Author: Alicia Acosta and Luis Amavisca
Illustrator: Gusti

From the Book Jacket: Ben liked painting his nails, until some of the kids at school started teasing him. When Dad realized why Ben was sad, he decided to paint his nails too.  

Why It's On My Bookshelf: Ben likes to paint his nails but is teased at school by boys telling him that painting your nails is only for girls. They start calling him a "girl" as a putdown. Ben feels horrible and can't understand why they would tease him. It makes him incredibly sad. He shares what happened with his family and his dad paints his own nails to support him. But the teasing continues at school. A girl tries to get people to stop teasing him by telling them to leave him alone. Ben decides he will now only paint his nails on the weekend because he doesn't want the kids at school to laugh at him. But on Ben's birthday he goes to school and is met with the kids shouting "Happy Birthday!" And everyone, even the teacher, has their nails panted in support of Ben. 

I really loved this book and although it's hard to see Ben be treated this way - sadly it happens everyday to kids. I love how the class decides to support him. This is an important one to share!

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