Monday, November 2, 2009

Art For Baby (book review & 3 giveaways)

I had the opportunity to review a new book called Art for Baby, which is a board book compiled of twelve black and white images. These images were created by leading modern artists: Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Julian Opie and 8 others. The images in this artistic book are large, simple, and my baby Cole loves it. Cole loves touching the pages, and his eyes light up with the visuals.

There are pictures of shapes, designs, faces, animals, fruits, vegetables and scenery. This book is designed to "help babies recognize and connect with the world around them."

From the book:
Research by leading child development experts suggests that focusing on high-contrast images is the first step to picture recognition in newborn babies. This skill is essential to the development of your baby's understanding of images and words. As they delight in looking at the pictures and concentrating on the vivid shapes, even the most restless children can be engrossed and calmed by the black-and-white images.

Included in this contemporary art book for babies is a set of two friezes. Each frieze consists of pictures used in the book. On the back of the frieze is a blurb about the artist. I like that the information explains a little about the meaning behind the artwork. I thought these were fun to read, and fun to talk to my kids about.
This book came out in September ~ Published by Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press. SRP $19.99.

You can enter to win a copy of this book for your baby! I have three copies of this book to giveaway to my readers!
This giveaway is open to residents of the USA (bloggers/non-bloggers), and will end on November 12th, 2009. TO ENTER: Leave a comment about a fun activity you and your baby enjoys...and if you aren't a parent of a young child...leave a comment about something you used to enjoy.
You can come back once each day throughout the contest and enter again by just leaving a friendly comment relevant to the contest, but you MUST do the first entry. **For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter this contest, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This review was sponsored by Candlewick Press. They have supplied me with a free book to keep for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review. They have offered to sponsor a giveaway for a prize for my readers.

60 comments:

Gretchen said...

No baby left for me, but my kids always loved to hear me read to them. We also spent a lot of time walking or camping.

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Jonah said...

I love to make my son laugh. He likes it when I sing to him. He also enjoys bath time.

Staci said...

My nephew loves going for walks with me. He loves being outdoors and looking at all the things around him.

Staci said...

I have your button.

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And I subscribe. Thanks!

rubynreba said...

The most special times were rocking and reading.
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SFHoneyGirl said...

My baby and I love to read "I Kissed the Baby" that we received from the hospital. Black & white books are the best! Would love to add another to our collection :)

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Mamushi Love said...

When I play with my God-kids, we like to go outside and use chalk to draw and write. They also like being my little models for my photos, grinning like crazy.

beshe said...

we walk around the neighborhood in a pull wagon just about everyday..she love it

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sweepmom said...

I used to love playing peek-a-boo with my sons.

Lorina said...

Peek-a-boo is adorable. Probably my favorite when they are little.

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Lorina said...

Forgot to leave my email. So I'll write something else I love to do with my kids.. We love taking walks to the park. The stroller is my best friend sometimes :)

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Tweeted!

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JR Photography said...

we would love this. I have always wanted to compile a book of photographs of babies with different expressions. They respond so well to pictures of other babies. We love to talk and laugh with each other, and he loves bath time. Thanks again for another great giveway.

Lorina said...

I have a 4 week old so this could be great! (I could add it to my Christmas!) :)

texaslady22 said...

My son is currently 28 weeks in utero, but we already enjoy reading books together! And I love to sing to him!

Molly C. said...

We have always loved coloring with chunky crayons when the kids were younger, and also reading books.

Angela G said...

I love to read to my boys and they love to play peek-a-boo.
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Erika*Coffee said...

I love to make a game out of cleaning, especially her toys...and then when they are all cleaned...we go somewhere else to "celebrate" the clean room

erma said...

I love making funny faces at my son and to see him giggle.
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Molly K said...

Starting at a very young age my son just loved peek-a-boo. His face would light up and he would giggle. He still loves it and at 2 1/2 he tries to play it with his new baby cousin but she is only 4 wks old and can't play along yet.

Pat said...

I always liked reading to my kids.
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dreamcleavers said...

my daughter is 10 months and i enjoy when we sort of talk to each other and she repeats my sounds
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cpsnsamples said...

when my kids were younger their dad worked at an appliance store...and we would get the huge boxes and make playhouses for them...complete with windows,doors ect...and they had a blast with them


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Anonymous said...

I loved having the little one fall asleep on my chest, by my heartbeat.

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Ericka said...

My 3 year old and I walk through the house (when we cant go outside) and pretend to see different wild life.

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I got your button

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mom2anutball said...

My daughter likes to play house, and she likes to be the mom! My son likes to play ball, any kind lol! Thanks!
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Sahm Lee said...

My kids loved when I would read them Where' my Cow and do all the noises for the characters! Thanks for the contest!
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Ardy22 said...

We always have fun playing patty cake

Mishia said...

We loved playing peek a boo and patty cake.

Audreysmama said...

My eight month old LOVES anything naughty, I sometimes let her bang some pots and pans with spoons in the kitchen and she laughs the whole time. She also loves any of her musical toys, I think she is going to be a noisy one!

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I follow your blog!

Candie L said...

My boys are older, but this would be good for a family friend. I used to love singing to my boys. THank you

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Candie L said...

I am an email subscriber. Thank you

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Holly said...

We love to take walks and watch the trains go by.


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giggling kids said...

My nephew loves for me to read to him and olay with him.

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Donna M. Clark said...

My baby loves to lay on my chest as I am reading to her. I think she likes the vibrations. Thank you for having this giveaway.
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Tylerpants said...

My son and I like to play with wooden blocks together. They usually end up in his mouth though.
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I'm a subscriber
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Summer said...

My son is almost 6 months old and he absolutely loves peek-a-boo. He laughs every time his 2 year old sister plays it with him.


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Summer said...

I am a follower on twitter and I tweeted about this contest.

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Kristie said...

My daughter and I used to love to go on walks while she road in the baby carrier.

This would be great for a cousin that is expecting in March!

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Your button is in my sidebar.

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I subscribe.

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liliesrnice said...

My little one loves when i swing her in my arms.

Gianna said...

Peek a boo :)

iggysaysno said...

My little one loves playing with my hair

lilyk said...

I used to enjoy fingerpainting.