What is a Child? 亲爱的小孩 by Beatrice Alemagna
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. From the bestselling author of A Lion in Paris comes this beautifully illustrated celebration of what makes each child unique. Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thought-provoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own identity. Destined to become a classic, What Is a Child? is a must-have for every school, library, and bedside table. The thoughtful, sophisticated art sometimes has a grotesque edge, ruling out as its audience those children who are still in the developmental stage that conflates fantasy and reality. Likewise, the text—both philosophical and whimsical—seems geared to adults and precocious children, as its beauty lies in hearing and pondering words rather than in following a story with a plot. Measurements: 32 x 24.2 x 0.4 cm.
Suitable for 3-6 little tots.
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