Two Kids Books! #FBM17 #FraFra2017

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.

Have a wonderful start into the new week!

Aprés (“After”) by  Laurent Moreau:

“After the rage, there comes the silence. After a long silence, I don’t know what to say.”

Artist Laurent Moreau captures the mindset of a kid in beautiful pictures. For me, this book was love at first sight and I really wish for an English (or even better) German edition of it!

“After winter, the spring brings back the colors.”

Book of Bones – 10 Record-Breaking Animals by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sam Brewster:

A wonderful book that really has a different way of explaining nature…

…by first showing pictures of animal skeletons, asking “Who am I?” …

… and finally showing the accompanying animal plus some interesting facts about it.

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Children’s Books! #fbm16

book4A look inside Von einem mutigen Hasen, der heimlich auszog, die Welt zu entdecken und das Fürchten zu lernen (From a brave rabbit, who secretly went away to discover the world and to learn what fear is). I already presented you the book on Wednesday. Pics made by Franzi on the #fbm16.

Of course I looked out for children’s books on the Frankfurt book fair (like every year 🙂 ). Here are the six most entertaining, colorful, artsy and fun books I found…

I wish you a wonderful weekend! Have a fantastic one :)!

book3bMy second children’s book favorite: Luftigruß (A boy and a house) by Maja Kastelic

book3a…a look inside the book.

book5Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel by Fleur Vella-Chang: The colorful book is very famous among Singapore-based kids!

book6A BIG book about bees: Bienen by Piotr Socha!

book2Extremely cute: Keiner gruselt sich vor Gustav (Nobody is afraid of Gustav) by Guido van Genechten.

book1For little Scientists: Fliege, Falter, Honigbiene (Fly, moth, honeybee) by Virginie Aladjidi and Emmanuelle Tchoukriel.

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Three Kids Books from the Frankfurt Book Fair!

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 :)!

Frankfurt1If You’re Spooky and You Know It by Aly Fronis

“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!

Frankfurt6Monster Needs His Sleep by Paul Czajak

…A wonderful story about a monster avoiding going to bed. Nice twist, beautiful pictures!

Frankfurt2Christmas Eve at the Mellops’ by Tomi Ungerer

…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!

All pics by Franzi.

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Donna Stevens Captures Mesmerized Faces Of Kids Watching TV!

Donna Stevens1All pics ©Donna Stevens.

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!

Donna Stevens3 Donna Stevens2All pics ©Donna Stevens. Like always: All credits appear after clicking the links. If you are interested in putting ads on My so-called Luck feel free to email me for details.

Dads at Home by Johan Bävman!

Johan Bävman4All images are © Johan Bävman.

The photo series Swedish Dads by Johan 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!

Johan Bävman3© Johan Bävman

Johan Bävman2© Johan Bävman

Johan Bävman1© Johan Bävman

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X-Mas Reading: Schnüpperle by Barbara Bartos-Höppner!

Pic by Franzi.

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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Real-Life Projects Pt. 2: JeongMee Yoon – The Pink and Blue Project

Cole, 2006

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!

New York Times article about the project.

Jiwon, 2005

Seyoon, 2007

Jeeyoo, 2008

Ethan, 2006

Emily, 2005

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