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Artsy Babies Wear Paint (An Urban Babies Wear Black Book)

Artsy Babies Wear Paint (An Urban Babies Wear Black Book)

Michelle Sinclair Colman
Illustrator:  Nathalie Dion 
Board Book
For infants to age 3
Tricycle Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1582463711

You may think that babies and toddlers are too young to appreciate art, but you would be wrong because young children have a very special appreciation for art and the artistic process.

Young children are not inhibited the way older children and adults are, so they really enjoy creating art. They are enthusiastic to wear their art (on their clothes), and express themselves (all over the floor.) They have no problem posing “au natural,” and they are adept at throwing clay (literally).

With wonderful illustrations and a very simple text, this board book is perfect for little children and their grownups. Anyone who has spent time with an artistic baby or toddler will appreciate the artwork and the delightful tongue-in-cheek humor.