Details for 'Where's Frida Kahlo?' by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Where's Frida Kahlo?

by Ingela P. Arrhenius
Recommended age: 1+
A quirky, amusing and instructive addition to the Felt Flaps series for very young children.
Where's Frida Kahlo?
by Ingela P. Arrhenius
My review:

This is an extraordinary addition to a series of board books for very young children that usually feature lions, ladybirds or penguins - though there is also one called 'Where's Mrs T Rex'...

The Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo cuts a distinctive figure so I suppose it's no surprise that she's included in a book introducing children to art and artists, though this seems a particularly sophisticated theme for a young audience!

In each of the books in the Felt Flaps series there are five bright, bold pictures inviting the reader to play peekaboo.

In this book, the child is asked Where's Frida Kahlo? Where's Pablo Picasso? Where's Andy Warhol? Where's Yayoi Kusama? (It's an education for older readers too).

Lifting the colourful flap, the child finds an image of the famous artist and the words to call out together 'Here she/he is!' 

The final surprise is a mirror where the child can see their own face smiling back at them!

It's likely to cause merriment, or bewilderment, for the adult turning the pages too.

Publication date: 7th July 2022