Available at: Amazon.com (kindle and paperback), Amazon.ca (kindle), Thunder
Bay's Baggage Building Arts Centre - Gift Gallery at the Marina,
First Impressions - Red Rock (print), Northern Woman's Bookstore - Thunder Bay,
and from the author.
The first image a baby recognizes is the human face. This books helps them to
examine and name the details. Help your child find out what's missing from each
face with these fun pictures which range from simple to challenging.
What's the first thing
toddlers use to learn about their surroundings? Their body, of course. And
the face, in particular, with so many sense organs packed into it! And
that's what makes Bonnie Ferrante's picture book 'What's Missing: Faces' so
With one part of the face missing on each page along with a simple
explanation of why that part is important to us, it helps toddlers
understand their own faces through a fun activity. And once she's done with
human faces, the author has also included animal and bird faces, which is a
great addition since it will encourage toddlers to compare their own
features to that of animals they see. Overall, it is a simple book with
illustrations that any toddler can immediately identify with. A great
learning aid for toddlers around the world. I'll recommend it to anyone with
2-5 year olds at home.
What’s Missing: Faces by Bonnie Ferrante is a charming activity book
for toddlers. Featuring a diverse set of faces, both human and
animal, with various missing parts, this picture book provides
interactive learning opportunities for the child. In reading this
book with their toddlers, parents and caregivers can help children
learn about faces and the different features present there. This
book also offers opportunities to compare animal to human features
and to learn how each feature helps a person or animal function and
interact with the world around them. The book closes with a page of
follow-up activities the adult might complete with the child to
enhance their learning. The artwork in this picture book is simple,
but realistic and truly enhances the text.
I purchased this book for my 2-year-old grandson. He loves it and is
learning, as well. I highly recommend this book to all mother's and
grandmother's who have a toddler they love to read with.
Sample Pictures from Faces