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Swing!: A Scanimation Picture Book Board book – October 15, 2008

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Starred Review. Admirers of Gallop! which last year introduced Seder's astonishing Scanimation technology, won't want to miss this sports-themed follow-up. Open the die-cut cover and see a baseball player swing his bat at a ball, then watch as the ball zooms ever-larger to fit the acetate window showcasing all this action. Yes, there's motion on each of these spreads, or the illusion of motion, as hidden engineering triggers codes on the b&w Scanimation images. As in the previous title, colored fonts and multicolored borders offset the severity of the b&w pictures and generate reader participation: Can you ride a bicycle?/ spin! vrim! vrooom! On other spreads, child athletes perform soccer drills, run, cartwheel, twirl on ice skates, shoot hoops, swim and lead cheers—it's all jaw-dropping, even if the novelty technology has yet to find its most imaginative application. Ages 3–up. (Oct.)
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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’s installed them at the Smithsonian, SeaWorld, Union Station, and 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. Mr. Seder lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (October 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761151273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761151272
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rufus Butler Seder is the inventor of Lifetiles, glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by; he's installed them at the Smithsonian, Sea World, Union Station, and other museums, aquariums, train stations, and ocean liners around the world. He is also the founder of EyeThink, Inc., a company that develops and produces a line of toys and gifts using the technologies he's invented. Mr. Seder lives in Boston.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sawyer on October 25, 2008
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I'm a kindergarten teacher and so I've read thousands of children's books to my students. This book and the similar book "Gallop" by the same author, are some of our favorites and are loved by both children and adults. I've also given both books as gifts that received rave reviews!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on December 3, 2008
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Fans of Rufus Butler's previous book "Gallop" will love this new offering. This book has kids in various motions - riding a bike, moving on ice etc. Although the suggested age group says 4-8, I'd say even babies-toddlers will appreciate this and be enthralled by the moving images. Though the idea behind this is by no means novel, it still has a magical feel to it and even adults will be fascinated!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Morse on December 6, 2008
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This book works the same way as Gallop. (Another great book) I got it for my grandchildren last year. When I go to babysit they still bring this out for me to read. I just bought Swing for my three year old grandson for Christmas. I can't wait to give it to him. He's going to go bonkers over it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Clark on December 9, 2008
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We love this book at our house. The kids even took it to "show and tell" on Thanksgiving with extended family. Everyone loved it - esp. the adults. What a fun book! I'm getting Gallop!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LilDot'sMom on November 24, 2008
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I just saw this book at a baby shower, picked it up and played with it for about 10-15 minutes. What a great idea for a book! Adults all passed it around and everyone who held it had a positive comment about it. COOL AWESOME WEIRD NEAT were some of the words to describe their reactions to this book. I am going to get this one along with GALLOP as a gift for babies and toddlers birthdays that will come up soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By honest reviewer on November 29, 2008
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This book is the 2nd book by Rufus Butler. It takes an old concept and brings it to life in a fun book where children can make pictures move! I say "an old concept" because this idea of moving pictures has been around for a long time; I had books similar in type when I was a child. Very cute book, lots of fun to look at. Great for 2-4 yrs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Elder on January 23, 2009
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The pictures in this book are unbelieveable, but the words leave alot to be desired. My two year old loves it because she can act out the words, but my 5 year old was bored after flipping through it the first time. I wish there was more of a story line, but Ill take this over some gazillion word Disney book any day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Moyer on November 22, 2008
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I bought this book for my 16-month-old, but even my 13- and 10-year-olds love it. They study it, trying to figure out how it works, examining the movement on every page. This cool little gem of a board book will fascinate anybody who picks it up.
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