Chuck Close is a world famous artist. Maybe you've seen his huge paintings of people's faces. Whether you have or not, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close is a fascinating read. Based on questions asked by real 5th graders, this book explores the various techniques Close uses to create his artwork and his path to becoming an artist. Spoiler alert: It wasn't easy. In the middle of the book is a kind of flip book of Close's work, which is a lot of fun to look at.