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Magic Moving Images: Animated optical illusions Paperback – July 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tarquin Publications (July 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1899618740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899618743
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #975,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not at all what I expected. Would NOT have purchase had I realized it was 3 inches by 4!
You also have to cut out the 'film' from the first page and then hold over the pages to follow. Too much $.
I am stuck with two...maybe a stocking stuffer.
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By Mok on July 12, 2009
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This book's quite amusing :) I had a day of fun with it (including showing it to friends). But since then, it has been staying on my shelf untouched.
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Okay, is it just me? Am I missing something? I saw this book being demonstrated on YouTube and thought it would be a great gift for my niece, so I looked it up on Amazon. As far as I can tell from this and other sites, the book is out of print and not available new, and quite a few people have it listed on various sites for anywhere between nine hundred dollars and two thousand dollars! What's up with that? Can someone please explain? I get that it's out of print, ok, but is ANYONE possibly selling these used books at those prices? If so, apparently we've pulled right out of the recession without me knowing about it! I mean, come on, it seems like a cute, fun book that would be amusing and entertaining for a short while, but it's not the holy grail!
If anyone could please shed some light on where I could get a copy of this book at a reasonable price, I'd greatly appreciate knowing about it. Thanks very much in advance.
Jimi
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I purchased this book for my 3rd-5th grade art classroom. Optical illusion books are always a hit with kids. Unfortunately I didn't realize this was a mini book and it won't even last a day on the book shelf without getting destroyed or lost. I guess this is my lesson to always read book dimensions. There are bigger, better, and more durable optical illusion books available.
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This little book will have your children mesmerized for hours, that is if they don't have ADA. A nice practical introduction to optical illusions and how our eyes perceive the world around us. Now if they only sold a large hard cover copy.
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Yes, I was surprised at the small size of this book when I received it, but it is still a very cool book. The book includes a tear-out page of clear plastic with an evenly spaced series of parallel black lines; when you slide this tear-out page over the images in the book, it creates an amazing optical illusion of movement. When sliding the tear-out page, be careful to keep the bottom of the tear-out page parallel to the bottom of the page with the image; if the tear-out page is rotated while sliding, it reduces the optical illusion; this may be difficult for young children.

This method of creating the optical illusion of movement has been known for a long time, but to the best of my knowledge, this 2007 book is the first book in the past 50 years to use this type optical illusion. Since then, a bunch of "scanimation" and "animotion" books have been released, and these books have the page with parallel lines on each page, and it automatically slides and creates the illusion of motion when the book is opened.

I can see this book being desirable by a collector of movable books. If you are buying books for children, you will probably be much happier with the "scanimation" and "animotion" books.
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Interesting and fun. I wish the overlay, that is moved over the pictures, had a pocket to keep it with the booklet.
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I bought this for my Daughter and she loved it, in fact I did too... The overlay that comes with it, makes the book images come alive. It's like real magic and great fun. If you are looking for the perfect unique gift for the younger person, this is it! A+++++
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