” Pictures by contemporary artists and a wacky sense of humor make for an amusing read.”
“Helping children do the important work of learning to name their feelings, while distracted by awe-inspiring visuals from top-tier contemporary artists including Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Damien Hirst, and more.”
-Beata Bliss Lewis, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU
“Chani Sanchez has written a beautiful book combining the basic feelings of happy, sad, surprised, angry, and lonely with magical pieces of art to make these feelings come alive. There Are NO Animals in This Book (Only Feelings) is a funny and entertaining way to look at art. Kids will love it and so will parents
-Julie Appel, author of the Touch the Art series
“I can’t think of a better idea than matching contemporary artworks with a children’s story. Anything that makes children look and think about art as well as encouraging learning must be applauded, especially when it’s done in a manner which is both fun and instructive.”
—-James Stourton, former Chairman of Sotheby’s UK, and author of Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945.
“Inventive and fun!”
-Rupert Everett, actor and art collector.
Artists featured in the book include:
Ruud van Empel
Nam June Paik