Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, which harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, each page in this book is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simpleEmploying a patented new technology called Scanimation, which harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, each page in this book is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simpleRead Less
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My neice who is 4 loved the way each page moved. She spent a lot of quiet time just flipping the page.
Oct 20, 2008
Galloping Good Fun
This is a very cool little book and fairly sturdy. When you turn a page and flip the page up and down, it makes the picture on the facing page appear to move. For example, if you open and close the cover, the horse will appear to gallop. They have used an interesting technique that they call "scanimation". There are all different types of animals and motion in this book, and I've heard there is a sequel. I would recommend it for young children and for anybody interested in different ways of animating an image.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-11-26 Seder makes his children's book debut with his groundbreaking Scanimation technology in this primer on motion that actually depicts a variety of animals running, swinging from trees or in flight. Readers will gasp with delight when they open this book, produced as paper-over-board: a hidden tab in each heavy page slides an acetate layer printed with vertical black lines over an encoded, detailed image of a horse, rooster, turtle or other creature, and the layers' interaction creates the illusion of motion. The black-and-white images openly reference the motion photography of Eadweard Muybridge (an influence that Seder acknowledges on the copyright page) and they contrast with the bright palette used for the spare, reader-directed text. ("Can you soar like an eagle?/ Whoosh-whoosh-glide!/ Can you swing like a chimp?/ Swoop-swoop-slide!") This book may encourage plenty of galloping-and jumping, running and bounding-on the part of young readers; adults will find it a marvel to look at in its own right. Ages 3-up. (Dec.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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