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Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books

By Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author) & Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
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Item description for Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration Board Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney...

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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Item Specifications...

Studio: HMH Books
Pages   8
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 6.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Feb 1, 1997
Publisher   Red Wagon Books
Age  2-3
ISBN  0152006435  
ISBN13  9780152006433  

Availability  34 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 08:08.
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More About Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of numerous award-winning picture book biographies. A former editor at Essence Magazine who now edits children's books, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies. He lives in Cambridge, New York.

Andrea Davis Pinkney currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

Andrea Davis Pinkney has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)
  2. Reading Rainbow Books

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( P ) > Pinkney, Andrea Davis
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > African-American
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Anatomy & Physiology
5Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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.

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