Foodie Faces (Hardcover)
Food, funny faces, and feelings combine in this cute and clever picture book about emotions and healthy eating.
No matter how you're feeling -- silly, grumpy, happy, or shy -- now you can see your face mirrored back on your dinner plate! Find twenty-two different emotions inside the pages of this book, made out of everything from strawberries to pita bread to carrots (and more). You'll be amazed by how real these foodie faces look . . . and might be inspired to try a new food or two!
About the Author
Bill Wurtzel has won over 200 awards for creativity, including World's Best TV Commercials. He is now a full-time visual artist.
Claire Wurtzel has been an educator for over forty years and is the Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, a program that supports educators in their work with students who struggle in mainstream settings. Bill and Claire have collaborated on two books for adults, and Foodie Faces is their debut work for children. They live in New York City.
"Though the concept is simple, the intricacies of each face beg for closer examination, and readers might find themselves transfixed in wonder at the fantastical creations.... A visually delightful experience."—Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging.... Fresh.... Playful."
—School Library Journal
"Some picture books cry out to be shared.... From cover to cover, great fun."
The powerhouse that is Jason Reynolds is already immensely powerful and impactful in his written words alone. But this graphic novel adaptation of Jason’s “Long Way Down” is powerful in a spectacular new way with the watercolor artwork of Danica Novgorodoff. This story joins us with Will, as his brother is killed before him, and Will sets out to do what he has to do, according to The Rules—take the life of the one who killed his brother. The bulk of the story takes place over 60-seconds—60 life-changing seconds—as Will rides an elevator down to see this man who killed his brother, and the very cycle of violence permeating his life unfolds before him… “Long Way Down” is so incredibly worth taking time to sit with, to be with. This story is important, this story is power and knowledge, this story is a breath of hope and a voice of love. Take a deep breath and let this book wash over you.
(Young Adults 14+ to Adults) - reviewed by Isabel