Up Close

Up Close Cover

Up Close

By Gay Wegerif

ABRAMS, Board Books, 9781419703911, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Recognizing and labeling animals has never been so geometrically inspired Young children will delight in the usual suspects (bunny, pig, frog, chicken, monkey, and lion) depicted in a whole new way. The elements of each zoomed-in face provide only a subtle hint of the animals identities, inviting children (and adults ) to stretch the boundaries of what defines an animal image. The simple question-and-answer format provides immediate gratification for even the shortest attention spans.
Praise for "Up Close"
"Wegerif does a remarkable job of capturing each creature's essence in a few simple shapes and bright nursery colors."
"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"The text, written in a clear, blocky type, encourages a guessing game."
"Kirkus Reviews
""In this inventive board book, colorful, abstract illustrations invite young listeners to participate in a guessing game. Recommended with extra enthusiasm for its ingenuity and high-quality art."
"School Library Journal"

About the Author
Gay Wegerif was born in Holland and moved to England, where she attended Bristol Fine Art Painting School. She started an art studio in London and later moved to Cornwall, where she lives today. She is the author of six children s books in France."