A big thank you to Abrams for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.
Abrams, the preeminent publisher of art and illustrated books, launched Appleseed, a beautiful list of books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages birth to 5 years), in spring 2012. Appleseed features board books, novelty books, and young picture books, all artfully conceived and developmentally appropriate. By pairing the comfort of familiar objects with the introduction of something new or unexpected, each book serves to expand on what the child already knows and will transform his or her perception of the world. Some highlights include PANTONE: COLORS, a first colors book created in partnership with Pantone; GET DRESSED! by renowned artist and graphic designer Seymour Chwast; HIPPOPPOSITES, a surprisingly elegant opposites book; and the first-ever board book versions of the classic BABAR picture books BABAR AND HIS FAMILY and B IS FOR BABAR.