Disclosure: I received an ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but!
Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy. What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy!
This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images with your children as well.
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I have said it before, I will say it again. I just books by the title so I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I signed up to review this book.
Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised!
To Be A Child is a photograph book. The book is filled with photos of children from all over. I did take notice that many were from Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and Canada (I know I miss one!) but they were all different.
Everything about the photo was different from what the child was doing, to what the child wore, to the environment the child was in.
I truly enjoyed this book. It brought many smiles to my face and while I have an ebook version, this would make for a great coffee table book for visitors to pick up. Or on a cruddy day, to pick up and see all the smiling faces to brighten your day.
This really was a fabulous work of artwork and was a joy to “read”.
About the Author
“My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.
I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual. Plus I usually have a lot of scars on my knees.
I live with my creative director, Miss Pickles (my budgie) in Victoria, BC, Canada.
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