Young Frank, Architect is MoMA's first foray into children's books. This book, which is written for children aged 3 to 8, is the story of Young Frank and his grandfather, Old Frank, and their adventures at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There, they discover that architects are incredibly creative and make buildings in all shapes and sizes. Then they set about to design their own crazy objects.
The book is written and illustrated by Frank Viva, who has produced artwork for The New Yorker and has written a number of other books. There are lots of great references to well known architects and buildings, from the bow ties and round glasses, to oddly shaped furniture. An architect will enjoy the book as much as a child.
This would be a great book for an architect who is a new parent - a book to help start a library is one of the best gifts.