Photographs can be beautiful or harrowing, honest or manipulative, dramatic or comforting. Photos Framed explores twenty-seven of the most important and vivid photos taken over the medium’s history, from a formal portrait of Louis Daguerre taken in 1844 to a candid shot of a Cuban girl and her doll in 2011. Readers are invited to use their powers of observation to zoom in on photographic elements, blow up details of the subject matter, think about the big picture, and pan out on the photographer. Photos Framed will open viewers’ eyes to the art of photography and its power to tell a story.
As an art teacher, I love that this book is an easily readable interpretation of photographs for young readers. What a great way to bring history and the common core into the classroom! As art educators we are always looking to bring fine art into the general education curriculum and this book has many different photographs that would span into different curricula.
The stars are out. The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say good night? Just turn the pages and the big inviting flaps that serve as blankets cover each little creature up to its chin. This simple but endlessly satisfying novelty, with its array of goggle-eyed baby animals, bold patterns, and vibrant colors, is sure to be the book of choice for little ones everywhere, night after night.
This book has become my daughters favorite bedtime story. she absolutely loves tucking the animals in at night! The patterns in the blankets are really cute and the illustrations are delightful. I personally like that there are different animals included in this bedtime book. Moose and peacocks are afew of the animals that are given top honors in this new must have book!