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"Inspiring little minds with big ideas — what a brilliant concept. This is an excellent way to start sharing the world of art with your baby."
— Dr. Miriam Stoppard, child-care expert
Faces for Baby, the highly anticipated follow-up to Art for Baby, showcases some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists. As faces have been scientifically proven to be among the first images a baby can understand, each page features a different face, with the added surprise of the baby’s own face reflected in the mylar mirror on the final page. This multicultural selection of works is sure to appeal to art-lovers and babies alike!
About the Author
Yana Peel co-founded the Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003 and is a patron of the Asia Art Archive. She lives in Hong Kong, China.
The modern artists whose work appears in the book and the frieze include Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and David Shrigley.
As a coffee table board book for young kids (apple juice table board book?), this is a lovely presentation of 12 faces culled from the work of diverse twentieth and twenty-first century artists...The works are all interesting and well reproduced, one per large square page, framed in white.
In a follow-up to the high-contrast ART FOR BABY (2009), this wordless, oversized board book features colorful faces from critically acclaimed visual artists.
—Kirkus Reviews (online)
Use this book with elementary grade children ... for an art class on faces or self-portraits.
—School Library Journal
Readers will be left thinking about the different ways faces can be represented, and the mirrored surface in the final page lets them add their own features to the mix.
The book-making is excellent, and the art has been chosen with sensitivity to what babies will really want to look at.
—The Horn Book