Item description for Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney...
Overview Encourages children to explore their own faces, as an African American baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special
Publishers Description Help boil the greens, flip the fish, and slice the pie for a mouth-watering family meal in "I Smell Honey, " then join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in "Pretty Brown Face." In "Shake Shake Shake" and "Watch Me Dance, "explore the joys of rhythm and movement. These spirited board books celebrate the loving closeness of an African American family.
Citations And Professional Reviews Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 03/10/1997 page 65
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Studio: HMH Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Feb 1, 1997
Publisher Red Wagon Books
ISBN 0152006435 ISBN13 9780152006433
Availability 0 units.
More About Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney has written several acclaimed books for middle grade readers, including the novels Bird in a Box, a Today Show Al Roker Book Club pick, and With the Might of Angels, a book in the Dear America series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor winner. Andrea's many picture books include Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, a New York Times best-seller and a Jane Addams Honor Book, which wasillustrated by her husband, Brian Pinkney. She and her family live in Brooklyn, New York. Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) has frequently collaborated with his wife, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Some of their other books include, Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride, Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, for which Brian was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Brian was also a Caldecott Honoree for The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci, and he won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for In the Time of the Drums by Kim L.Siegelson.
Andrea Davis Pinkney currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pretty Brown Face?
Great way to appreciate heritage but needs slight improvement Apr 23, 2006
It is a wonderful book to help children appreciate their heritage. The text is well-written.
The people and closenes in the illustrations are beautiful. However, I am disappointed in the quality of the illustrations.
I hope they make a new edition with better illustrations by the time we have our second child.
Perfect for Little One's Dec 27, 2005
This book is great. I bought this for my son shortly after he was born. 11 months later, this is his favorite. It's a great depiction of a father and son and it's a good way for baby to start learning about himself (i.e. Eyes, Lips, Hair, etc.) And the last page has a reflective mirror so he can look at himself. He was physically drawn to his own reflection. Now when he gets to the end, he looks at his face and laughs. You and your little one will love this book!
Colorful Love - I Love This Book! Jun 2, 2005
This delightful story with equally delightful illustrations is a rare gem. I like the way the baby is taught about having a pretty brown face. I love the loving way the father and child look at one another and interact. It is for all races and it does an excellent job of showing love for a baby and many children will want to explore their own faces after reading and/or hearing this lovely story. Be sure to check out "Baby Dance" by Ann Taylor, et al. as well.
Great Surprise Nov 27, 2004
Based on the editorial written above I passed on this book. I was surprised to find it at a used book shop and after reading it just once to my 14 month old son it became his favorite. He will hunt through about 50 books on his shelf to pull it out. He has started touching the parts of his face as each one is mentioned in the story and even kisses the baby when the book comes to the lips kissing. Of course the mirror at the book is greeted with smiles.
Positive Toddler Book - a must have Feb 6, 2002
My son, Maxwell, loves this book. We brought it for his 1st birthday. His dad reads it to him often. It's a positive reinforcement of the uniqueness of being African American. This book does a great job at highlighting the beautiful features of African American children. Maxwell smiles and laughs when he sees his own pretty brown reflection at the end of the book.