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Written and Illustrated by Nancy Vo

Published by Groundwood Books

WATCH – Illustration and Author Event – released February 29  


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“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!


Nancy Vo was born where the sun rose in the prairies and set behind the Rockies. As a child, she enjoyed stories featuring brave characters, but later realized a truth about herself: she was far less adventuresome and liked her creature comforts. By day, she works as a facility planner. By night, she gets to make picture books.

This may sound like she works all the time, but the truth is that she is also a good procrastinator. She can make a decent brioche, and an even better lemon tart. She loves the magic that happens when flour, butter, sugar, and eggs get together in a heated space.

She is the author and illustrator of the Crow Stories trilogy. The Outlaw was described by the New York Times as “Bewitching,” while The Ranger was praised as “visually arresting and enigmatic.” She illustrated As Glenn as Can Be by Sarah Ellis. BOOBIES, her latest book, was rejected on many occasions and amazingly still shortlisted for awards. BOOBIES was a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist and a CCBC Marilyn Baillie Picture Book finalist.

Nancy lives in Vancouver, BC the unceded Traditional Territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including theTerritories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.



Instagram: @squeaknbanana

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The Outlaw, 2018, Groundwood Books, as author /illustrator
The Ranger, 2019, Groundwood Books, as author /illustrator
As Glenn as Can Be, 2022, Groundwood Books, as illustrator /authored by Sarah Ellis
Boobies, 2022, Groundwood Books, as author /illustrator