What is a Child? By Beatrice Alemagna

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I have been engrossed all weekend in the beautiful book, What is A Child? By Beatrice Alemagna. Alemagna is the winner of multiple awards and the author of the bestselling and beloved book A Lion in Paris

What is a Child? is a collection of portraits depicting children in all their ways of being—at play, at rest, and in various states of emotion. Each portrait is paired with a reflection on children, childhood, and the contrasts between the habits of children and adults. 

Read about Alemagna's new book 'The Marvelous Fluffy Squisy Itty Bitty" in the #kidlitpicks roundup about friendships.

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So many books about childhood are idealized rememberings, but this book remains honest and true while still maintaining a loving gaze. It is already treasured in my home, and it would make a lovely gift for a teacher or caregiver who understands and respects the world of childhood as transient yet enduring.


I am also fascinated and charmed by this video of Alemagna’s reflections. Check it out and let me know what you think on Instagram or Facebook.


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