One of the two kids books that really impressed me: Aprés by the incredible artist Laurent Moreau (in French language).
This will be the last part of my Frankfurt Book Fair follow-up. Let’s finish with two kids books that really fascinated me – one in French and one in English. But I think that kids would get the ideas of those books in any language.
Here are three kids books I found on the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 … adult books and cookbooks will follow the next weeks :). I love the colorful illustrated stories for kids. They stimulate the fantasy and create a world of its own kind.
I wish you a wonderful weekend. With many funny stories :)!
…“If you’re spooky and you know it, clap you’re hands. If you’re spooky and you know it and you really want to show it, clap you’re hands…” I had this text in my mind (in a singy voice) the whole day long!
…The three little pigs have accidentally organized too many X-Mas trees and decide to donate them to someone who needs one. But this doesn’t seem to be an easy plan. A heart-warming X-Mas story! For small and big readers!
In her photo project Idiot Box Brooklyn-based artist Donna Stevens shots portraits of children totally lost in watching TV. The pictures look somehow mystical, but the totally-out-of-control faces of the kids are also a bit scary (there are more on her website!). What the hell is TV doing with them? Thus, use the weekend to switch off your TV and go out there (to find a cool spot)!
I wish you a wonderful (hot, hot, hot!!!) weekend!
The photo series Swedish Dads byJohan Bävman shows young Swedish dads and their different ways to cope with parenting on paternity-leave: They not only take care of their children, but they also develop their very own daily routines. I love the craziness in most of the pictures – they simply document the every-day chaos and the different ways to master it. But there is also a heartwarming tenderness between the dads and the small ones. Some of the men really look exhausted, but still somehow happy. These photos not only are representing Sweden’s comparatively generous paternity-leave legislation and its beautiful consequences, but also that the bond between parents and their kids is unbreakable – no matter if we are speaking about a mum or a dad.
I wish you a wonderful long Easter weekend! Have fun with your family & friends!
Do you have any X-Mas reading rituals? I am always buying a kitschy novel (this year I am reading this one) … and I read the 24 stories of Schnüpperle.
Schnüpperle is a little boy who cannot await X-Mas eve. He and his older sister Annerose are having every day a new little sweet adventure that brings them nearer to the big moment under the X-Mas tree. This story is told so heart-warming and cute that I am looking forward to reading an episode every night before sleeping.
I wish you a wonderful weekend, filled with relaxed and heart-warming pre-Christmas moments!
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Gender Determinism1,2 is a topic that was not only very present in the media during the last couple of months but also a big field for discussions in my circle of friends. Moreover, I recently read two interesting posts1,2 about the question of how much toys are actually good for a child (Less than most parents would think!). Thus, you may imagine that the photographs of South Korean artist JeongMee Yoon literally made me gasp! For her Pink and Blue Project, she went into children’s playrooms and made pictures of boys’ blue and girls’ pink toys. Voilá, again a real-life project! – And one that is shocking and fascinating at the same time!