Here a Face, There a Face

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Here a Face, There a Face

By Arlene Alda

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887768453, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2008

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?

About the Author
Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship, and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who has written nineteen books, including "Just Kids from the Bronx". She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island.

Praise For Here a Face, There a Face

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