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Summary: Readers are asked to look for faces in this collection of pictures of different objects. Captions with the photos help guide you in finding the expression. This is a photo-illustrated book that engages readers in looking at objects creatively.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 6
Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: My daughter didn't like this book. She thought it was weird. In some of the pictures, it was hard for her to make out the face. I thought she would like it more then she did. I will definitely get the book again when she is older.
Adult Reader Reaction: I picked this book because it looked interesting. I liked that it made you think about everyday things in a different way. It had you looking at objects as if they had faces and it made them seem human or that they at least had feelings.
Pros: The photos in this book make it easy to have good conversations with your children about being creative and thinking different.
Cons: This is billed as a book for 4-year-olds. [Publisher's Weekly says age 2.] Some of the pictures are a little creepy for young children.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. If you have a child who is creative or artistic they may really enjoy this book. This is a book I would be sure they have in your library.
Educational Themes: I think it would be great for an art class or creative writing class to look through the pictures. It really helps you think differently about objects and try to see them differently.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, art
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2008
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.