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Why The Face?


A hilarious guessing game of facial reactions created by the author of bestselling This Is Not A Book


Jean Jullien


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Price: USD$14.95

A hilarious guessing game of facial reactions created by the author of bestselling This Is Not A Book

Jean Jullien tickles the funnybone once again with a book of facial overreactions. Faces are presented first, allowing the reader to wager predictions of what may have prompted such an expression, before the dramatic answer is revealed. Why the face? reads the text alongside an agitated boy with eyes and nose scrunched up. Pick up the full-page flap to reveal a whole mess of smelly items, from stinky socks to an oozing trash can, and the text, Whoa, that stinks. Jullien masterfully provides enough clues for the reader to piece together the narrative, including both predictable and surprising scenarios. Based on young children's natural fascination with faces, this book encourages readers to practice empathy and build emotional intelligence, with cleverly simplified and humorously satisfying vignettes. A brilliant addition to Phaidon's growing Jean Jullien board book library.

Ages 2-4



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Board Book
Size: 228 x 162 mm (9 x 6 1/2 in)
Pages: 32 pp
Illustrations: 16 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714877198

Jean Jullien is a French graphic designer currently living in London. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing. His following grows daily, approaching one million on social media. His clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Tate, Waterstone's, Guardian, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Centre Pompidou, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, and Télérama.

"Jean Jullien never fails to make the team at It's Nice That laugh, and he's done it again with his recent book for Phaidon. Why The Face? is a children's book that encourages little ones to guess why the characters are pulling funny faces before the answer is revealed in the opening of a flap. We see scrunched up noses, fingers in ears and sticking out tongues, all in reaction to myriad humorous scenarios."—ItsNiceThat.com

"Help your little one learn all about facial expressions and what they mean with the funny and colourful book Why the Face?... Your tot is naturally fascinated with faces, so she'll love to guess why the different characters are smiling, screwing their face up or pinching their nose."—Mother & Baby

"Jean Jullien never fails to make the team at It's Nice That laugh, and he's done it again with his recent book for Phaidon. Why The Face? is a children's book that encourages little ones to guess why the characters are pulling funny faces before the answer is revealed in the opening of a flap. We see scrunched up noses, fingers in ears and sticking out tongues, all in reaction to myriad humorous scenarios."—ItsNiceThat.com

"Help your little one learn all about facial expressions and what they mean with the funny and colourful book Why the Face?... Your tot is naturally fascinated with faces, so she'll love to guess why the different characters are smiling, screwing their face up or pinching their nose."—Mother & Baby

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