Working with Debby Takikawa on an updated edition of her successful book, CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby, was a heartwarming and inspirational experience.
Her extensive understanding of the subject matter and target audience influenced every aspect of the design. The book’s convenient size with lay-flat binding allows it to be easily held while parent is nursing, holding, or attending to their child. The lovely paper stock for the cover has a suede-like finish, soft and delicate to the touch, and is easy to clean if any spills occur. Generous margins allow for one-handed holding, without obstructing text. Ample text size gives sleepy, tired, or distracted readers easy access to key points, lessons, or mantras. The inside cover spreads open like a baby blanket, with delicate illustrations evoking the warmth and softness of relaxation.
This book is a must for new parents, or those in childcare fields looking for simple and direct ways of calmly connecting with tiny humans.
Books, Design, Print
August 1, 2012