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Just Look Hardcover – April 15, 1996

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 6?Hoban has once again taken the format that she used for Look Again! (S & S, 1971) and Take Another Look (Greenwillow, 1981) and created a superb visual experience. Readers are invited to look through the hole cut out of a black page and to guess the identity of the object underneath. The next page reveals the full object; the following page shows it in its environment. Nine widely varying subjects are featured, ranging in difficulty from the obvious hide of a giraffe to the subtle fabric of a toy sailboat, to the sparkling intricacies of the Eiffel Tower. What looks to be spots on a cow turns out to be the breast feathers of a penguin, shown on the next page with its flock. Hoban's full-color photographs, always beautiful in their simplicity and clarity, encourage children to be aware of their surroundings in a new way, viewing details that they would usually overlook. Whether they can identify the object is not so important; rather, the pure design in this book opens up youngsters' imaginations to many possibilities.?Helen Rosenberg, Chicago Public Library, IL
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Ages 3^-8. Crisp color photographs provide food for a guessing game and a new way to look at the world. As in Look! Look! Look! (1988), Hoban lets children peep through a cutout circle at a small portion of a photograph, giving them the opportunity to guess the subject of the picture. When the black page with the cutout is turned, the whole photograph is revealed. Another flip of the page shows the featured object in wider view. Because Hoban presents a nice mix of easy-and hard-to-guess things--including a few examples that will be practically impossible to guess (for example, the inside of a truck's wheel)--her game never gets old. A great way to encourage children to notice how interesting a closely observed world can be. Susan Dove Lempke
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st ed edition (April 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688140408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688140403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,148,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I use the beautiful photographs in this book to teach observation and prediction skills - what can you see in the small hole? Do you see any patterns? Colors? What do you think the real subject of the picture is? Kids are always surprised and enjoy putting together the clues to figure out how they were led into predicting that the photograph would show something totally different from its actual subject.
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