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 celebrates friendship in a new and accessible way: through art
Featuring a bright stylish cover and sturdy colorful pages, My Art Book of Friendship pairs 35 famous artworks with playful read-aloud text to illustrate the joy that friendship can bring.
A beautiful gift for babies, toddlers, and young children, as well as new and expecting parents, My Art Book of Friendship includes vibrant paintings, drawings, and sculptures by a diverse array of artists – from Keith Haring and Damien Hirst to KAWS and Takashi Murakami. With its elegant design and heartwarming descriptions, My Art Book of Friendship 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 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
'Perfect for a kid-sized coffee table.' – New York Times
‘There’s something for everyone here: Kids will be intrigued by the multicultural depictions of kids and adults in different settings, and adults will appreciate the creative mix of styles … Any teacher or caregiver will find much to explore with a child in this rich, diverse collection.’ – Kirkus Reviews
'An excellent way to start conversations with kids about friendships while forming the foundation of a child's art book collection and greater lifelong appreciation of art.' – My Baba