Vamos, Body! (Board Books)
Head to Toe in English y Espanol (Artekids)
Trinity University Press, 9781595348289, 16pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
ArteKids board books show children the world of art through imaginative paintings, sculpture, photographs, and drawings, with text in English and Spanish. Vamos, Body Head to Toe in English y Espanol introduces children to body concepts by connecting them to art in a unique, fun, and colorful way. Cheeks (mejillas), chins (barbillas), and eyes (ojos) are represented by masterful artworks from around the world. Faces (caras) come alive through the paintings of Adan Hernandez, Kehinde Wiley, and Ed Saavedra. Bodies (cuerpos) crawl, sit, and walk in pre-Columbian sculpture and Latin American wood carvings. A child's hand (mano) strokes his mother's face in a woodblock print by Taiso Yoshitoshi, and cousins (primas) embrace through a swirl of Barbara Carasco's screen printed hearts. Madeleine Budnick's wonderful collages and designs weave together words and images that prove bodies are amazing. (Nuestros cuerpos son increibles ) Work from the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, by masters like Jose Francisco Borges, Richard Duardo, Roberto de la Selva, Charles Criner, David Martinez, Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez, Grace Albee, and Luis Gonzalez Palma, is incorporated along with phrases and words in English and Spanish, making bilingual learning and art exciting for young learners and their teachers and parents. The ArteKids bilingual board books are made sturdy for little hands and "awesomundo" for bright minds The series also includes Outside Todo el Dia , Hello, Circulos , 1, 2, 3, Si , Animal Amigos , Colores Everywhere , and Black and Blanco Vamos, Body Head to Toe in English y Espanol invites children to dance and play using language and imagery that ignites their imagination.
About the Author
Madeleine Budnick is the author, series editor, and designer of the ArteKids books. Budnick got her start designing books twenty-plus years ago. She brings to the ArteKids series a passion for the arts (she holds a degree in art history and drawing) and a commitment to creating books that aim to inspire and enrich a child's world. In addition, she is deeply committed to language education and celebrating cultural richness. Her two daughters--who knowingly and unknowingly act as consultants on the project--are in a language immersion school. Creating books that combine all these interests makes Budnick's work for ArteKids as much like play as the law allows. She lives in Portland, Oregon.