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Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books
Finalist, CCBC Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Nominee, Forest of Reading Silver Birch Express Award

A cheeky celebration of boobies!

“You have just opened a book about boobies.” Meet the Blue-footed Booby, who does not have any boobies at all, since only mammals have boobies. We learn that mammals have boobies to feed babies — even though milk can also come from plants. And did you know that boobies, or breasts, vary from person to person, that boobies change over time, and that different animals have different numbers of boobies? Witty and wide-ranging, this eye-opening picture book goes on to explore connections between boobies and mountains, boobies and ancient art and, of course, boobies and you! 

Nancy Vo’s latest creation is fresh and funny, while serving up just the right amount of fact. Punchy prose is complemented by striking stencil art in a retro palette, making this the perfect gift for curious young children, older children getting to know their bodies, and anyone ready to boldly celebrate boobies!


Key Text Features









Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.


  • Short-listed, Marilyn Bailie Picture Book Award 2023
  • Nominated, Forest of Reading Silver Birch Express Award 2023
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books 2023


Fresh and funny.

- Prairie Books NOW

Chock full of fascinating breast-related facts, this is part of the ever growing trend of helping kids (and, quite frankly, adults) be comfortable with all the different kinds of bodies out there.

- School Library Journal

Playful and silly, Boobies honours these beautiful body parts by highlighting their function and explaining some lesser known, yet interesting, scientific and historical tidbits ... This delightful read is appropriate for primary students, young ones with a good sense of humour, and families on a breastfeeding or chestfeeding journey.

- Cloud Lake Literary

A truly delightful read. As informational as it is witty and bright, Boobies offers conversational narration that leads readers through a variety of facts and figures about mammalian and human breasts. STARRED REVIEW

- Quill & Quire

Boobies is a wonderful, non-judgmental, body-positive celebration that successfully manages to both educate and entertain.

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Vo plays deliriously with words and expectations but also delivers a frank overview of mammary glands across (relevant) species.

- Kirkus Reviews

A groundbreaking picture book ... Boobies is a big step forward in educating young children about the mammary gland's use. STARRED REVIEW

- Shelf Awareness