Ah-Ha To Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Price:$17.95


Author Maira Kalman
Publisher Cooper Hewitt Publications
Date 2014
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 8.5" x 11", 48 pages
Bring history to life with Maira Kalman’s lighthearted illustrations and amusing commentary in this unique ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt. Ah-Ha To Zig-Zag uses Kalman's cleverness and sincere humor, to introduce children and adults to the many ways design touches our lives. The objects featured range from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig-Zag chair, and all are displayed in brightly colored illustrations. After reading this book you will agree that "Everything is design."

Age range: 3 to 7 years old

Maira Kalman, born in Tel Aviv is well-known for her many successful endevours. She is an illustrator, artist, author, and designer and uses her many talents to write and illustrate children's books, covers for the New Yorker, and a monthly illustrated blog for the New York Times.