Left Hand, Right Hand

Left Hand, Right Hand

By Janet Allison Brown; Frank Endersby (Illustrator)

Barron's Educational Series, Board Books, 9780764165177, 16pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Written in Spanish for Spanish-speaking children, this is a translation of Barron's English language book, "Left Hand, Right Hand." Most of the time, we take our hands for granted, but this unusual book gives younger children an opportunity to ponder their hands, understand how to use them, and learn to tell left from right. They learn how their thumbs make picking up objects an easy task. The book's unique design consists of eight board pages on its left-hand side and eight more on its right-hand side. Pages are die-cut to match the general shape of hands. They explain the many uses of hands in simple Spanish words and attractive color illustrations.

About the Author
JANET ALLISON BROWN is the author of dozens of children's picture books and editor of several volumes of academic papers. She has written explorer guides, restaurant reviews, and articles on a range of subjects including traditional Arabic ship-building and handicrafts, adoption, education, faith and ancient cave paintings. Wife, mother, home-educator, writer and editor, she was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and lives in rural Derbyshire. She likes stories, and makes them up all the time.

Frank Endersby has enjoyed drawing and painting from a very young age. He has experimented with many forms of art, from designing greeting cards to designing china patterns to illustrating preschool board books. He is the illustrator of Left Hand, Right Hand: A "Hands-On" Book About Left and Right, by Janet Allison Brown. Frank lives in Cirencester, England. This is his first book for HarperCollins.