Based on the idea of a photo booth—where masks and other props set the scene for entertaining photographs—Making Faces! is a hands-on, fill-in art pad that allows children ages three and up to use their imagination to complete a picture, then tear off the sheet and poke their face through the hole, posing for the camera if they choose. They can turn themselves into kings and queens wearing crowns, astronauts wearing bubble helmets, and flowers with pretty petals. They color in floppy ears to become rabbits, shaggy manes to become lions, and pointy horns to become dinosaurs.
Each of the thirty-two activity pages has a theme or suggestion such as “I’m the captain!” or “I’m Monster-ous!” with simple drawings such as fish or googly eyes that serve as a guide and suggestions on how children can make each illustration their own.
A wonderfully silly, creative drawing pad that lets the kids star in their own works of art. The concept is a simple …with just enough graphics to spark the imaginations.
— Mommy A-Z
Jacky Bahbout’s previous children’s books include Make Art with Your Hands and Feet, Funny Face!, and My Fashion Lookbook. She lives in London.
Momoko Kudo is a young illustrator who trained at Camberwell School of Art, London. She created the illustrations for Make Art with Your Hands and Feet.