By Arlene Alda
(Tundra Books, Hardcover, 9780887769009, 32pp.)
Publication Date: March 10, 2009
An opposites book like no other — from the inimitable Arlene Alda!
Author / photographer Arlene Alda is back with another delightful photo essay. This time she tackles the concept of opposites with her keen sense of humor and sharp eye. This slightly off-beat collection of images is fodder for the imagination — an opposites book like no other. For children from five to eight, and those who still remember the magic of first discoveries, Arlene’s through-the-lens perceptions offer new ways to see and think about those remarkable “everyday” things around us.
This is the fourth book in a series that not only instructs but also raises visual awareness and fine-tunes observational skills. Look for The Book of ZZZs, Did You Say Pears?, and Here a Face, There a Face.
Arlene Alda is an award-winning photographer and writer whose work has appeared in numerous galleries, as well as Life, Vogue, and People magazines. She is the author of fourteen children’s books including Iris Has a Virus; Here a Face, There a Face; Did You Say Pears?; The Book of ZZZs; and Morning Glory Monday, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski. Her photographs are featured in 97 Orchard Street, New York, written by Linda Granfield. A native New Yorker, Arlene Alda lives on Long Island with her husband, actor Alan Alda.
Praise for Here a Face, There a Face:
“Clever rhyming text and other photographs offer verbal and visual surprises, aha! moments.” — Globe and Mail
“Alda stimulates children’s imaginations by showing them strange yet strangely familiar images formed by everyday objects around them, from bathroom faucets to cooking pots. With excellent photos interpreting the theme, this book is a pleasure to enjoy and to share with others.” — Booklist
Praise for Did You Say Pears?:
“As entertaining as it is aesthetically pleasing.” — Publishers Weekly
“…a luscious welcome to the visual and mind-tickling delights of language…” — Toronto Star