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Pretty Brown Face by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Pretty Brown Face

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Other authors: Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

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Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
Several African-American writers are bringing books to young babies. Pretty Brown Face shows a father admiring his young son 's "as special as can be" features. A mylar mirror encourages babies to look at their own faces. 1997, Red Wagon/Harcourt, $4.95. Ages 6 mo. to 3.
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1997)
The same African-American family, consisting of mom, dad, toddler sister and baby brother, is featured in four board book volumes. In I Smell Honey the older sister watches as mom prepares a meal of fried catfish, collard greens, red beans and sweet potato pie. Big sister entertains baby brother with her fancy moves in Watch Me Dance and both children are intrigued with a traditional African instrument, the shekere, in Shake, Shake, Shake. In front of a mirror at bedtime, Dad and little brother play a distinctly afrocentric version of "Where's your nose?" in Pretty Brown Face. Each volume successfully blends early childhood concepts with elements of African-American culture. CCBC categories: Books for Babies and Toddlers. 1997, Red Wagon/Harcourt, 14 pages, $4.95. Ages 9 months-3 years. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152006435, Board book)

Help boil the greens, flip the fish, and slice the pie for a mouth-watering family meal in I Smell Honey, then join the fun as a baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special in Pretty Brown Face. In Shake Shake Shake and Watch Me Dance, explore the joys of rhythm and movement. These spirited board books celebrate the loving closeness of an African American family.

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Encourages children to explore their own faces, as an African American baby boy discovers the unique features that make his face so special.

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