When I had kids, I learned quickly that babies like to look at the faces of other babies. Despite this, the number of quality board books with photographs of babies and their faces remained rare during my decades as a bookseller. Because of this, I get very excited when I see a book like Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions. And, I am especially excited because, while it may seem obvious, talking about emotions from the start leads to emotional intelligence in children. Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions is yet another superb board book from AbramsAppleseed.
White backgrounds and large photographs of faces make this book immediately engaging for little readers as they explore the emotions of happy, sad, angry, surprised and silly. Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions encourages readers to look at the facial emotion, then make the facial emotion. Then, in a move I especially like, the readers are asked to pick find the baby exhibiting the emotion of the page. Finally, Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions ends with a mirror where babies can watch themselves making faces.
Source: Review Copy