PreS-K-The title says it all. Large, colorful photographs show the faces of children as they exhibit a variety of expressions, proving that although people may look different from one another, many things about them are the same. The engaging pictures, especially those that offer closeups of noses and mouths, will encourage youngsters to guess what's going on in the scenes. The one or two photographs that attempt to portray a passive activity such as thinking or hearing might prove somewhat confusing to young children, but for the most part this is a successful endeavor. Barbara Brenner's Faces (Dutton, 1970) also features the face and its parts, but most collections serving young patrons will still find this one a suitable addition.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
A gallery of informal color portraits and a minimal text show the faces of beautiful children from many cultures doing the things everyone does: talking, smelling, hearing, seeing, thinking, pulling funny faces. Sometimes there is one picture to a page, often several are framed side by side. Then the camera zooms in for close-ups of eyes, ears, noses, and mouths. Young children will talk about their own faces, and they will absorb how each individual is both special and just like everybody else.