Birthday Suit by Olive Senior and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Johnny loves to be naked! He loves the sun on his skin, the sand on his feet, and the waves on his body. His mom tries to get him dressed, but there's no piece of clothing that he can't get out of! Will Johnny ever get dressed, or will he stay in his birthday suit forever? Seeing the lush illustrations of a beautiful place, it's easy to understand why Johnny wouldn't want to wear clothes! This common problem for parents is handled practically and with humour by Olive Senior. It's a great book to read with kids who need a bit of convincing about why clothes are important.