The Art of the Body: For Children and Adults by Margaret Steele
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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.