Selected as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023
As Oprah says on OprahDaily.com – 'Created for kids, these little books pair famous artworks (Gauguin! Kerry James Marshall!) with read-aloud text ("Love is... soft snuggles... and tender nuzzles"). So special – adults will want them, too.'
This keepsake children’s book explores emotions in a new and accessible way: through art
Featuring a bright stylish cover and sturdy colorful pages, My Art Book of Happiness pairs 35 famous artworks with charming read-aloud text, creating an artful ode to joy in all forms.
A beautiful gift for babies, toddlers, and young children, as well as new and expecting parents, My Art Book of Happiness presents vibrant paintings, drawings, and sculptures by a diverse array of artists – from Henri Matisse and Diego Rivera to Yayoi Kusama and Lorna Simpson. With its elegant design and heartwarming descriptions, My Art Book of Happiness will be treasured by little ones and grown-ups alike.
Part of the beloved My Art Books series of stunning board books, which explore big feelings through famous artworks.
About the Author
Shana Gozansky is a freelance theater director whose work has been produced from NYC to LA. She holds an MFA in directing from the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of Bard College. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow and her focus is on developing new plays. Shana is an avid museumgoer and art-appreciator, a mother of a toddler and a witty and a prolific social media humorist.
‘Created for kids, these little books pair famous artworks (Gauguin! Kerry James Marshall!) with read-aloud text ("Love is… soft snuggles… and tender nuzzles"). So special -- adults will want them, too.’ – As Oprah says on OprahDaily.com (Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023)
‘Calling all art lovers with children in your lives: These books are for you. The kid-friendly books pair famous works of art with read-aloud text that lets little ones tap into themes of love, adventure and friendship.’ – USA Today on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023
'Shana Gozansky's board books stare head-on at naysayers arguing that fine art isn't for children ... Gozansky's board books have the feel of a gift book from a museum exhibit; the cover is thick, textured, and gives the sense that there's a treasure inside ... These books provide an introduction to famous works and what we can see in our own human experience through them.' – Cosmic Bookshelf
'Helps children understand the meaning and power of love.' – Berkshire Life
'Emotions for toddlers and pre-school children can be confusing. This book (my personal favourite) brings together 35 full-page colour artworks by famous artists, including Matisse, Jeff Koons and Antony Gormley, each accompanied by a short, read-aloud text that introduces the feeling of happiness (and its transitory nature).' – Independent
'[A] clever little book.' – Absolutely Mama