Monday, October 2, 2017

"Make A Face" - a bookwrap


"Make A Face"

Authored by Ricardo Algeria Jr.
Illustrated by Anya Kuvarzina

Ages: 2-5
Grade Range:  PS-K
Launching October 10, 2017

Unwrapping some whimsical illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book

This delightful book is interactive and concept driven.  It showcases how kid's facial expressions connect with the emotions they are feeling by pairing them with animals who magically become animated as kids make their facial expressions change.  

Kids are challenged to make different faces such as happy, serious, bashful, playful, sleepy and frightening, just to name a few.  Making a "playful face" triggers dolphins to gracefully leap out of the water and their very scary, " frightening face" unveils a huge grey elephant scared to death of a teeny, tiny mouse.  

The vibe of the book is happy, inclusive and just plain fun.  Young readers will learn how their face expresses feelings and concepts and I know they will be excited to turn every page to see how the animals respond.  

The book is a very imaginative and creative approach to self-discovery and sure to both challenge and promote lots of giggles too.  

Storywraps Rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author

Born in El Salvador, Ricardo Alegria Jr. came to New York with a lifelong love of stories, poetry, music, and art. He was proud to become a US citizen, having ardently admired the nation's values and its abundant opportunity. He now lives in a sunny home in Palm Bay, Florida, part of a region known as "Space Coast", where his windows are often rattled by rocket launches and the occasional sonic boom from NASA's testing facility a few miles down the road. Inspired by his love of classic children's books like The Cat in the Hat, and Homer Price, Ricardo now writes innovative, whimsical stories he hopes will make kids laugh for generations to come. 

About the illustrator 

Born in Russia, Anya Kuvarzina always loved ‘testing out’ various pens and pencils at her mother’s stationary shop. She later moved to England at the age of sixteen, initially to study business, but was introduced to graphic arts almost by accident through an inspiring art tutor and decided to change her career path. After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Anya worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
She now lives in London and also lectures in the Masters program in Art and Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts. Her work has been exhibited in London and Cambridge. As a child, she read constantly, and was enchanted by the animal illustrations of Russian illustrator, Yevgeny Charushin.

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