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Kaleidoscope Hardcover – April 3, 2012

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~b~>Praise for Kaleidoscope:
A New York Book Show Award-Winner

* "A cover flap with an embedded kaleidoscopic lens and turning wheel cleverly transforms this lyrical tour of the seasons into an actual kaleidoscope. By positioning the flap above the die-cut right-hand pages and turning the lens, readers can view geometric shapes change their form, making an umbrella twirl in the rain, a star shimmer in the night sky, and steam rise above an applepie. Brief, rhyming phrases have a sense of movement of their own: "Twinkling sunlight,/ leaves crisscrossing./ Prickly seedpods/ gently tossing." Striking and highly inventive, this is a visual delight."span―Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

About the Author

SALINA YOON is the award-winning creator of over a hundred and fifty innovative novelty books for young children, specializing in formats that are unique and interactive. Publishers Weekly has described Salina Yoon's books as clever, fresh, funny, and smart. Ms. Yoon has published with Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, and Running Press.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 18 pages
  • Publisher: LB Kids; Brdbk edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316186414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316186414
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of over one hundred novelty books for young children including the dazzling KALEIDOSCOPE and PINWHEEL interactive books published by Little, Brown. She is also the creator of the popular PENGUIN picture book series, and forthcoming BEAR series with Walker Books for Young Readers. She lives in San Diego, California, with her family.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Schuyler T Wallace VINE VOICE on March 7, 2013
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I'm a big fan of Salina Yoon's artistic talent and book designs. "Kaleidoscope" is an ambitious undertaking that falls somewhat short of replicating the real thing, but how could it not? The real thing, the wondrous tube that that creates shimmering images of crystal, color, and light, is a captivating instrument that evokes wonder and awe to those who peer through it. To replicate that in cardboard, luminous colored ink, and a giant multi-faceted lens is a monster project that Yoon attempted with skill and vision but, unfortunately, the real thing still rules. To be sure, my great grandchildren loved the book, but failed to equate it with the beauty of their kaleidoscope. The book was second best.

Schuyler T Wallace
Author of TIN LIZARD TALES
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vicki Evans on July 6, 2012
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I absolutely LOVE this book! The colors are gorgeous, the "kaleidoscoping" is fun, the poetry is age appropriate and it has a pleasing, melodious sound that children and adults alike will love! The book is interactive and a person could read it while a little one sits on his/her lap. This book is perfect for one-on-one time with little ones especially, and a novel way to help them to find a love interest in books!

Wow! Kudos to the kaleidoscoper, Salina Yoon. Great job!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzy Black on April 14, 2012
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I like to get my money's worth out of board books and this one hasn't disappointed. It's enjoyable to read but once I was done reading, my daughter spent ages playing with it. It's a future classic I reckon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raven on September 9, 2012
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This is a gorgeous book, and such a unique idea.
You open it up to look through a prism at the colors on the opposite page. My little ones love it, but so does my 11 year old. She might love it the most!
Well worth the money to have this for years. It feels nice in the hands, the words are lovely, and the kaleidoscopic idea is fun for old and young kids, both.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C Alfonso on May 29, 2013
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The book format is unable to provide the energetic movement of a kaleidoscope therefore the images are dull and lifeless. Also it is difficult for small hands to handle the complicated set up in order to view the pictures.

If you want a truly kaleidoscope experience buy Pinwheel by this author which is a brilliant, fun book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle A. on August 3, 2013
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This is a very pretty book and the kids really liked looking at it. We gave one to my daughter's Kindergarten teacher at the end of the year.
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By L. Taylor on August 11, 2014
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i love the idea of this book, but the practicality of reading it so that you can appreciate the kaleidoscope effect is challenging-especially for preschoolers. this book requires two hands, probably an adult to assist, and determination to see it thru to the end. all that said, it is worth the effort and my grandchildren-at least the 4yo & 6yo really liked the challenge.
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By Lizzie on December 14, 2013
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This book was given a great review in our local paper so I ordered it for my grandson. I found it to be difficult to set up, the pictures are fuzzy and hard to see the shapes it supposedly forms. The verse is nice but not worth the aggravation. Very disappointed.
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