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kids made groovy
February 23, 2010, 5:59 am
Filed under: Children, Design

KID MADE MODERN: 52 KID FRIENDLY PROJECTS INSPIRED BY MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN
by Todd Oldham
Ammo
hb $42.50

This is the book for groovy parents who want their über-groovy kids to know Fornasetti, Noguchi, Paul Rand, Ray and Charles Eames, etc etc. Come to think of it, this excellently fun project book is a great way for any of us to learn a little more about the funky world we so blithely inhabit. Just take a peak at the “Card Board Casa” based on Luis Barragan’s architecture or the “Cool Cuffs” made from recycled plastic bottles and decorated with marker pens. Awesome!



cautionary tales for groovy kids
February 23, 2010, 5:54 am
Filed under: Children

CAUTIONARY TALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
by John Hay-Mackenzie
Pier 9
hb $29.95

In the great tradition of Struwwelpeter (Straw Peter), Hay-Mackenzie offers moral tales of behaviour and consequences for contemporary children. Though not quite as gruesome as “The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb”, whose thumbs were cut off by a roving tailor with giant scissors, still Hay-Mackenzie manages to supply suitably ghastly punishments for his unsavoury characters. Best of all, the author illustrates his nutty rhymes with watercolours of wacky looking soft toys.

OOPS!
by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet
Abrams
hb $29.95

By the creators of “365 Penguins”, a tale of mishaps and consequences as a feckless family stumble their way through Paris trying to get to the airport in time for their holiday flight. This may sound like your worst nightmare, but it is actually filled with cuteness-a-go-go, not to mention a very surprising and happy ending.



taro gomi
February 1, 2010, 3:09 am
Filed under: Art, Children, gift

DOODLE NUMBERS

For fans of Taro Gomi’s “Doodle” books… Taro Gomi is back with a new addition to his wildly successful series of books on doodles. This time he is making numbers fun with a quirky drawing and activity book that is guaranteed to appeal to creative kids both big and small. Packed with over 200 pages of things to do, including colouring, cutting and pasting, it is not only a wonderful way to get children thinking with numbers, but will be perfect for doodlers and daydreamers of all ages.
$29.95pb