Monday, April 26, 2010

Review of Let's Make Faces!

By: Jeannie E. Roberts
Illustrated by: Jeannie E. Roberts
Published by: Rhyme the Roost Books
ISBN-10: 0-615-31779-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-31779-3

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.


  1. Sounds like a fun book for all ages to read. Who couldn't use some giggles and silly time in their day? The cover is great. Made me want to learn more about the book.

  2. Susanne, the entire book is filled with exceptional artwork, and truly is one young children will delight in.

  3. This sounds like it is a fun book!

  4. Rena, thanks for stopping by. As a picture book author yourself, I know you can appreciate the amount of work which went into creating Let's Make Faces!