Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Little Gestalten Publishing: My Body; I Love You Always

I was sent items to help with this post. All opinions are my own 

Nothing fosters children's imaginations better than a book. Good books can help children understand the world, pique their natural curiosity, impart knowledge, and hearten them to be empathetic or brave. Desiring to contribute to this inspiring mission, Gestalten launched its own line of children’s books called Little Gestalten.

My Body is a full color, hardcover, 48 page book recommended for ages 8 and up with a retail of $24.95.

This book is great at explaining how our body works by illustrations and texts that are created for children but are also fascinating for adults. Children are curious about their bodies. They not only want to know how they breathe and where their food goes after they swallow it, but are also generally interested in how their bodies look on the inside and everything that happens there.

The book My Body takes its readers on a fun and compelling journey through the human body by exploring how we breathe, where our blood flows, how we digest, our senses, our skeleton, muscles, nerves, and brain. It imparts fundamental knowledge in a way that is understandable for children and also provides fascinating information such as the fact that adults can be taller in the morning than they are at night or that giraffes have the same number of neck bones (seven) as humans do. 

My Body’s vivid illustrations and engaging texts make the book wonderfully suitable for children. It takes them on an entertaining anatomical adventure that further stimulates their own natural curiosity.

Golden Section Graphics, a Berlin-based agency founded by Jan Schwochow, is a respected visualizer of information and data. Schwochow and his team set high standards in journalism and playful creativity. Their work is in great demand and appears regularly in leading media such as the New York Times Magazine. 

Antje Helms works as a freelance journalist with a focus on topics related to family, natural sciences, and travel. She also develops editorial concepts and is responsible for creating the model for Dein Spiegel, the youth edition of Germany’s most widely read weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel.

I Love You Always is a full color hardcover book with 40 pages and a retail of $17.90.

I Love You Always is an ode to motherly love that approaches a timeless topic with elegant simplicity and refreshing honesty.
With the simple question “Mom, will you love me my whole life?”, Max sparks the most honest and relatable of answers from his mother, who goes on to tell her son about all the moments in life through which she loves him. “I love you when you behave and when your good behavior doesn’t last” and “I love you when you look your best and when you’re feeling your worst” are some of the scenes author Astrid Desbordes and illustrator Pauline Martin succeed in depicting with heartwarming candidness. A refreshing take on a timeless subject, I Love You Always beautifully recounts a mother’s unconditional love for her child.

Astrid Desbordes studied philosophy before she began writing children’s books such as I Love You Always. After its release in 2014, this title quickly became a bestseller in her native France. 

A native Parisian, Pauline Martin has already worked with Astrid Desbordes on numerous children’s books. She also illustrates graphic novels for adults.

Books can be purchased online at Little Gestalten  as well as on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in stores everywhere. You can also find them on FacebookTwitter, & Pinterest