This Is Your Book
- Publication Date: October 1, 2011
- Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- Trim Size: 8 x 8 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781584799481
- Page Count: 112
- Illustrations: 25 illustrations
- Rights: World/All
When graphic artist Ryan Maconochie became a father he searched for a baby book that melded his design aesthetic with the opportunity to chronicle his daughter’s first year. He couldn’t find anything—so he made one. This Is Your Book gives parents an opportunity to record more than just the vital statistics about their baby’s birth. It also offers an opportunity to reflect on the pop culture that surrounds the big day. From basic info such as baby’s height, birth hospital, and hair color, to amusing recollections of all the baby names that were ruled out, This Is Your Book utilizes current events, maps, and of-the-moment factoids to tell the story of the child’s first year and will become a fun stimulus for conversation and education with children in the years to come.
Praise for This is Your Book:
“You’ve seen baby books before. Maybe you’ve even made a scrapbook for your kid. But you’ve never seen a book like this. It’s modern, beautiful, and full of unique prompts about pop culture.”
“Ryan Maconochie is building this time machine in paper form for his generation of parents.”
“One-of-a-kind.” —Time Out Chicago Kids
About the author
Ryan Maconochie is a graphic artist who was inspired to create his own baby book after the birth of his daughter. His work can be seen in many Chicago galleries. He and his wife, Jennifer, live Chicago, Illinois, with their daughter and son.