Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 1.7
Lexile® Measure: 20L
Guided Reading: I
Type of Book: Photo Essay
- Body Parts
- Human Body
- Culture and Diversity
About This Book
This vibrant collection of large, close-up full-color portraits presents a rainbow of fascinating multicultural faces and expressions. People of every age, race, ethnic group, and physical shape and size are depicted, while the accompanying rhyming text highlights varying facial features — eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, and lips — noting how remarkable it is that the differences in these few features make up the diversity of the people of the world.
Two striking double-page spreads, contrasting over 100 multiple images of one face with over 100 images of different faces, make a wonderful graphic point of how dull the world would be if everyone looked the same, reinforcing the idea that differences and similarities in physical appearances are to be appreciated, not demeaned or stereotyped. The message that our differences make us special is carried over to the final page, where readers are invited to paste their own picture within a group of other unique faces.
This engaging book presents concepts young readers can think about while studying the captivating faces without the usual reprimand of being told not to stare.
Praise for Two Eyes, A Nose, and a Mouth
"An elegant theme, simply communicated." — Children's Literature
"A delightful visual smorgasbord." — School Library Journal
"Endearingly presented, with irresistible appeal." —New York Times Special Features