A striking and unusual boardbook which teaches children their body parts via pieces of contemporary art by acclaimed artists, with short accompanying text that describes each artwork for the adult reader. For example, a graceful wire sculpture by Alexander Calder shows two acrobat artists. The stomach of one of the acrobats, which features a fabulous belly-button, is then extracted and reproduced on the opposite page with the word "Stomach." Children adore matching the body parts together - as well as the diverse and beautiful artworks. The word "Stomach" is also translated into Spanish, French, German and Japanese. A few sentences are given for the adult reader that describe Calder's work. Twelve body parts are featured, as listed below. They represent pieces by the masters of contemporary art to emerging leaders; women and men; people of many backgrounds.
Mouth - one of the classic "girl" painting by Roy Lichtenstein
Eye - an amusing, but always telling, work by Barbara Kruger
Nose - a fun photograph of his dogs by William Wegman
Ear - a striking self-portrait by Frida Kahlo
Hair - a intriguing photograph by Cindy Sherman
Arm - a beautiful, gentle work by Carrie Mae Weems
Hand - an amusing sculpture of three boys by Red Grooms
Leg - a fabulous sculpture using televisions by Nam June Paik
Foot - an amazing sculpture of a girl by Duane Hanson
Stomach - an outstanding wire work by Alexander Calder
Back - a rich beach-scene photograph by Max Yavno
Buttocks - a bright, California pool painting by David Hockney The artworks are beautifully reproduced in full-color. The book is designed for little and big hands with 5" x 6" dimensions.