Monday, April 26, 2010
Review of Let's Make Faces!
LET’S MAKE FACES!
By: Jeannie E. Roberts
Illustrated by: Jeannie E. Roberts
Published by: Rhyme the Roost Books
This review is based on a review copy provided by Jeannie E. Roberts in exchange for review, all reviews being my own opinion without guarantee or assumption of liking or disliking.
LET’S MAKE FACES! is a delightful story in rhyme written and illustrated by award-winning poet and visual artist Jeannie E. Roberts. Her drawings have appeared in over 30 venues throughout the Midwest and Mexico City.
LET’S MAKE FACES! originated as a labor of love for Ms. Roberts’ son, Andrew. She photographed him making goofy faces. Later, she wrote a poem for children which begins: “Making faces is all about playing games that take time out for silly mugs that wrinkle, twist and turn, curve and crinkle!” As the author takes the reader through the story, she includes copies of oil paintings which she created from the photographs of Andrew, other children, her husband and herself.
This is a truly delightful book, professionally crafted, with wonderful full-color illustrations. Children reading along are encouraged to make the same faces illustrated on the pages, many of which will cause them to giggle.
The book has been recognized by educators and parents as a learning tool for children with autism, however, it is a book which will be enjoyed by all young children and their parents. I know I look forward to sharing this delightful story with my own grandchild.