August 12, 2013

Tana Hoban: Count and See

I discovered her books recently via Les Trois Ourses and immediately fell in love with them. I'm looking for more titles, so this certainly won't be my last post with one of her many books. They are all great!
A bit more about her: Before she became an award-winning author and children's book creator in the 1970ies Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1949 and were on the covers of several magazines. For her books Tana Hoban used photographs of objects from every day life. Her approach to explore the world to children by introducing concepts such as counting, colores and textures while using everyday scenes was considered revolutionary. Tana Hoban dies in 2006 at the age of 88. She lived in Paris for 23 years.

Tana Hoban: Count and See, Macmillan Publishing 1972