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.
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.
"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)."—The Independent
"[A] clever little book. "—Absolutely Mama