cover image Baby Bowie: A Book About Adjectives

Baby Bowie: A Book About Adjectives

Running Press, illus. by Pintachan. Running Press Kids, $9.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7624-6801-0

Iconoclastic musical artist David Bowie becomes a goggle-eyed avatar of adorableness in this description-oriented board book, part of the Baby Rocker series. Each spread features a word and adjective pair on the left-hand page, facing a bright Pintachan illustration of the item in simplified geometric shapes and a saturated rainbow palette. As the pages turn, specific adjectives—“spiky hair,” “shiny lightning bolt”—give way to more generic pairings—“loud guitar,” “tall microphone.” True Bowie fans may be dismayed to see their hero depicted with two matching aqua eyes—their mismatch was part of his unmistakable look—but adults who eschew more traditional preschool fare may enjoy passing on their sensibilities distilled into a toddler-friendly package. Also available: Baby Kiss: A Book About Colors. Ages up to 3. [em](Sept.) [/em]