Board Books — by Guest Mom Rachel Jones

August 9, 2007

While looking around various stores for well-designed children’s board books, most of the time I would come up with nada. It wasn’t until a short time ago, that I found a few that I really fancied. Let me know if you have seen any others that are worth a gander.

The first two are by UK painter Matthew Porter who now resides in the Seattle area. ‘ABC’, is full of happy animal delights and teaches about the alphabet. He used acrylic paints on wood and explores beautiful color combinations, giving it a modern look with vintage charm. ‘Count the Birdies‘ is based after the japanese woodcut style and has detailed blossoms, birdies and fabulous typography.

These two famous artist based books are by Susan Goldman Rubin and published by one of my favorite publishers – Chronicle Books. What a great way to introduce children to art history, while they are young.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin August 9, 2007 at 11:32 am

What beautiful books to add to my collection. I’m thrilled to know about them!


2 Amanda Conley August 9, 2007 at 1:54 pm

I’m so glad to know about the Wayne Thiebaud board book! He was one of my favorite artists when I was in art school (and still is) but you don’t usually see his work geared toward children, although it is certainly suited for young viewers!


3 jet'set August 9, 2007 at 3:37 pm

We really like LIONNI- lovely little books.


4 ashlynn August 9, 2007 at 5:06 pm

I was just looking at these the other day for one of my prego friends … I wonder who that could be.


5 Anne August 10, 2007 at 8:57 am

You guys pick the best books. :) I add them to my wishlist in Amazon to get them someday.
You should really think about setting up a referral program with Amazon! :)

Keep them coming! :) Thanks!


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