— Presenting There Are No Animals in This Book! (ONLY FEELINGS)
A children's book that uses artworks by contemporary art superstars
to teach children about feelings and emotions

  There Are No Animals in This Book! (ONLY FEELINGS)  
  This ground-breaking project teaches children about empathy and feelings using the bold, emotionally rich artworks of 13 of today's most acclaimed contemporary art superstars, including:

  • Jeff Koons
  • Damien Hirst
  • Takashi Murakami
  • Yoshitomo Nara

Written by Chani Sanchez, peaceful parenting expert, art curator and founder of the Museum of Amazing Art.

Published by powerHouse Books.

Read more about the book.


“Helping children do the important work of learning to name their feelings, while distracted by awe-inspiring visuals.”

      — Beata Bliss Lewis, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU
      Inventive and fun!”  
— Rupert Everett
Actor and Art Collector

“I can't think of a better idea. Done in a manner which is both fun and instructive.”

      — James Stourton
Former Chairman of Sotheby's UK Author, Great Collectors of Our Time
      “A beautiful book to make feelings come alive. Kids will love it and so will parents.”  

— Julie Appel
Author, Touch the Art Series

    Note: Background art used for this site is inspired by the “Spot” paintings by Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst was the first artist who signed on and believed in my project, for which I’ll be forever grateful. His is the work that made me obsessed with contemporary art years ago. And then after having a child and looking through her eyes, I saw that his “Spots,” if looked at in a more innocent way, are captivating for a child. And thus was born the Museum of Amazing Art.  
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