From bold to bashful, bewildered to beautiful, this book bursts with babies! Sharp, silvery-toned black-and-white photography captures a multitude of first expressions that will entrance both young and old alike. Sturdy pages and a reinforced hardcover binding give this book the additional advantage of durability, reading after reading.
Hardcover, 32 pages
February 1st 1996
by Dutton Juvenile
(first published 1995)
This is a great board book for babies because it only contains pictures of babies. Those reading this book can see the varying emotions that babies have, and can begin to recognize those expressions in people they encounter in life. The fact that it contains opposites is also helpful for baby's development.
We have the French edition of this book (Beaucoup de beaux bebes) and my kids just love it, especially the last page where they get to look at themselves! I know about babies seeing things in contrast but I can't help but wish the photos were in colour...
David Ellwand began his career in photography at the age of eighteen and uses a variety of formats and techniques in his books: black-and-white photographs, collage with hand-tinting, and full-color photography of handmade objects. He is also a mouse trainer, sculptor, and highly skilled self-taught computer artist. He lives with his wife and daughter in a village in West Sussex, England.