Mrs. Mustard's Baby Facesby Jane Wattenberg
Beaming babies, jolly babies, happy babies—crying babies, cranky babies, crabby babies! Each page in this charming gatefold board book has a big baby face on it. One side is the happy side and the other is the not-so-happy side.
This small-sized assemblage of baby photographs folds out, accordionstyle, showing happy, beaming faces and frowning, crying faces. Wattenberg has captured 14 ingratiating infants in a delightful "gallery." The book's sturdy construction and the photos' multicolored, zany backgrounds add to the book's charm. This endearing collection will be a terrific treat for babies, while their proud parents will no doubt recognize many familiar expressions. Ages 4 months-4 years.
WOMAN, October 1989
Jane Wattenberg's Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces, has the makings of a children's classic. An accordion strip of seven snaps of babies laughing and seven snaps of those same babies crying, it's delightful.
This endearing collection will be a terrific treat for babies. Publisher's Weekly
Meet the Author
Jane Wattenberg is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has appeared on many book jackets and album covers. She has several happy babies of her own.
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I got this book 13 years ago as a present for my son. There is something about the faces in this particular book with the great background graphics that kids just LOVE. I have four kids now....each one got their own book, and I always order these to give out with gifts at baby showers. You don't understand how much they'll love it until they start looking at it over and over. I always order a couple at a time so I have them on hand to give in addition to the registry gift. Highly recommended.