Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions (Board book)
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Explore expressions in this interactive photographic board book from the creators of Baby Loves and Baby Up, Baby Down.
Find the happy baby! Find the sad baby! Find the angry baby! Find the silly baby!
Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions is a bold, beautiful board book that introduces five essential expressions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, and silly. Each expression is paired with a large image of a baby’s face. Children are asked to mimic the face, then pick it out from a group of other babies. At the end, readers are invited to make all the faces introduced in a unique and exciting way—with a mirror right on the last page!
Little ones will learn as they play and will delight in mimicking expressions—especially the “surprised” face. Yes, it’s different from the scared face!
“White backgrounds provide maximum contrast for the photos, which readily telegraph each emotion, and an embedded mirror lets children see their own happy, silly, and other emotive expressions.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Full-color head shots depict a diverse group of toddlers exhibiting a range of facial expressions that indicate a variety of emotions, from happy to sad and surprised to amused.” —School Library Journal
Also available in the Baby Loves Books Collection:
Baby Up, Baby Down
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"White backgrounds provide maximum contrast for the photos, which readily telegraph each emotion, and an embedded mirror lets children see their own happy, silly, and other emotive expressions."
— Publishers Weekly
"The design of the book encourages a dialogue between caregiver and child as young readers indicate their guesses and learn to distinguish among different facial expressions."