Here a Face, There a Face
By Arlene Alda
(Tundra Books, Hardcover, 9780887768453, 32pp.)
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
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Author/photographer Arlene Alda has produced yet another brilliantly simple rhyming safari — this time in search of faces in unusual places. These faces are found on buildings, in trees, mailboxes, and fountains. Coy, funny, grumpy, comical, or sad, they are almost anywhere a child’s imagination wants to go. Whimsical text heightens the search and helps us find the unusual characters who are quietly gathered all around us. Alda’s unique through-the-lens perceptions will launch young children on a visual adventure that just might be hard to return from.
The easy-to-read text and trampe d’oeil photos make Here a Face, There a Face perfect for the young or young at heart.
This is Arlene Alda’s third, and perhaps her most clever photographic essay. Look for The Book of ZZZs and Did You Say Pears?
Arlene Alda is an award-winning photographer and writer whose photographs have appeared in Life, Vogue, and People as well as numerous galleries. She is the author of thirteen children’s books including her most recent, Did You Say Pears?; The Book of ZZZs; and Morning Glory Monday, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski. Her photographs are also featured in 97 Orchard Street, New York, by Linda Granfield. A native New Yorker, Arlene Alda lives on Long Island with her husband, actor Alan Alda.
Praise for Did You Say Pears?:
“As entertaining as it is aesthetically pleasing.” — Publishers Weekly
“A marvelously imaginative pairing … of homonyms … and homophones wrapped up in a rhyme of amazingly few words and terrific offbeat photographs.” — Booklist
“… a luscious welcome to the visual and mind-tickling delights of language…. Repeated viewings only reveal in more and more detail just how careful, clever and professional this seemingly simple picture book is — a perfect concept and a happy diversion, too.”
— The Toronto Star