“With delightful illustrations and rhyming words that extol love, acceptance, honesty and authenticity, Always be You is a treasure to be enjoyed by children and parents alike. I will be giving this gem of a book to every new parent I know.” — Deborah Carlisle Solomon, author of Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® Way

“The beauty of this book is in both the simplicity of the message of authenticity, love, and acceptance, and in the unique dimensional visuals. A lovely book to remind parents and kids to be, and to be ourselves.” 
 Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, co-author of The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, The Yes Brain, The Power of Showing Up, and author of The Bottom Line for Baby

Always Be You is a wonderful book. It is artfully crafted and clear in its message, yet filled with heart-touching nuance. You will love reading this book with your child over and over!”     –– Ruth Anne Hammond, author of Respecting Babies: A New Look at Magda Gerber’s RIE approach. 

About the Author

Ioana Stoian is a British-born paper artist and passionate advocate for respectful parenting currently living in Minnesota with her husband and two-year old son. Learn more about Ioana on her website

This colourful, rhyming board book celebrates and accepts each and every child, just as they are. Messages of love, acceptance, empathy, inclusion and diversity are paired with fun, unique hand-cut paper illustrations. This book will appeal to children and adults alike and sends the message we all need to hear — be true to yourself! This book is printed and bound in Germany on FSC-certified sustainable paper.
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