Look! by Jeff Mack
  

Look!

Written by Jeff Mack
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Look! by Jeff Mack

Using only two words - LOOK and OUT - Jeff Mack relates an entire story about an attention loving gorilla, a television loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books. Simple yet richly creative, cleverly and colourfully illustrated with textured backgrounds and creative type designs, and surprisingly funny and tender given the sparcity of text. LOOK! is the type of book that captivates everyone who sees it. A more child friendly version of IT'S A BOOK and a feel good story for both parents and children alike. LOOK! possesses the feel of a classic board book.

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Praise for LOOK!:

* The slapstick action unfolds on linen-textured backgrounds, battered vintage book covers, and the actual pages of a book hat-tips to the physicality of books that hint at a happy ending for bibliophiles of all ages. Even if audiences miss these winks and nods to the tactile pleasures of reading, they ll still love that gorilla: hulking, eager-to-please and almost palpably furry, he ll be welcome in any room.

The personalities and emotions of the chunky, fluffy ape and the TV-entranced boy nearly vibrate off the page. Look, indeed! An energetic invitation to the joys of books.

This is a fun read-aloud that will have children wanting to look and look again.

Mack s gentle, cartoonish illustrations are cleverly drawn on old book covers and endpapers, a subtle detail that emphasizes the joy of reading, and with a playful two-word vocabulary, even the littlest readers will be able to get in on the fun.

Look! treads familiar metafictive ground in celebrating the pleasures of reading, but it manages to feel fresh nonetheless, with inventive use of controlled text, vibrant mixed-media art, and thoughtful design.

About the Author

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Jeff Mack (www.JeffMack.com) grew up fascinated by monsters and robots. He built his own pinball machines from cardboard boxes, and created comic books about his four siblings being devoured by monsters. Now at home in Western Massachusetts, he continues to write, paint, and talk with school groups about his various projects. Jeff is the author/illustrator of such books as Good News Bad News and Ah Ha! Follow @jeffmackbooks

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
28 pages

Author

Jeff Mack
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Publisher

Philomel Books,U.S. an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

23rd May 2016

ISBN

9780399545979


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