Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder
  

Gallop!

Written by Rufus Butler Seder
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Synopsis

Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder

Can you gallop like a horse?Can you strut like a rooster?Can you run like a dog?Can you spring like a cat?Can you soar like an eagle?Can you swing like a chimp?Can you flutter like a butterfly?Can you swim like a turtle?Then take a bow and smile: you twinkle, like a star!Then take a bow and shine: a star is what you are!

Reviews

At first glance, this looks like a regular old picture book--but the second you open it up, you'll be mesmerized. Thanks to a brand-new technique called scanimation, the images on each page seem to move, as though you were watching a film instead of simply reading. Horses gallop, eagles soar--and young readers

! It's the coolest book we've seen in a while. --www.parenting.com, Daily Favs

-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. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

The pictures of animals, birds and fish seem to move with extraordinary naturalism, A [The animals] are mesmerizing for all ages, especially for aspiring artists who will want to know how it's done. -- New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Rufus Butler Seder is an optical genius whose first significant invention was Lifetiles, glass-walled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by. He has installed them at the Smithsonian, SeaWorld, Union Station among other museums, aquariums, train stations and ocean liners around the world. Next came Scanimation, and his company EyeThink, Inc., a business that produces a line of toys and gifts using technologies he's invented. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
12 pages

Author

Rufus Butler Seder
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Publisher

Workman Publishing

Publication date

8th October 2007

ISBN

9780761147633

Publisher Profile

Workman Publishing is an imprint of Workman

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Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles.

Publisher's Website

www.workman.com


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