My Art Book of Happiness (Board book)

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A gorgeous book that illustrates happiness through classic and modern art. A must for kids of all ages, really. (PS: it absolutely doubles as a treat for adults!)

— Maria


Emotions are part of every toddler's day... and now, part of their first art collection!

35 full-page artworks from a variety of periods introduce emotions through one of the most important feelings of all - happiness. Each image is accompanied by a brief, tender, read-aloud text, and the work's title and artist's name are included as secondary material for true integration of narrative and information. It's a perfect introduction to this wonderful emotion for families of all kinds.

Ages 2-4

About the Author

Shana Gozansky is a freelance theater director whose work has been produced from NYC to LA. She holds an MFA in directing from the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of Bard College. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow and her focus is on developing new plays. Shana is an avid museumgoer and art-appreciator, a mother of a toddler and a witty and a prolific social media humorist.

Praise For…

'Shana Gozansky's board books stare head-on at naysayers arguing that fine art isn't for children ... Gozansky's board books have the feel of a gift book from a museum exhibit; the cover is thick, textured, and gives the sense that there's a treasure inside ... These books provide an introduction to famous works and what we can see in our own human experience through them.' – Cosmic Bookshelf

'Helps children understand the meaning and power of love.' – Berkshire Life

'Emotions for toddlers and pre-school children can be confusing. This book (my personal favourite) brings together 35 full-page colour artworks by famous artists, including Matisse, Jeff Koons and Antony Gormley, each accompanied by a short, read-aloud text that introduces the feeling of happiness (and its transitory nature).' – Independent

'[A] clever little book.' – Absolutely Mama

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838660826
ISBN-10: 1838660828
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English