"Readers are in for a perpetually surprising-and even philosophical-adventure," said PW in a starred review of this wordless picture book that begins with a close-up of a rooster's comb and ends in outer space. Ages 5-up.
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PreSchool-Grade 3?This wordless picture book re-creates the effect of a camera lens zooming out. For example, one illustration shows a boy on a cruise ship, the next shows him from a distance, and the next reveals the whole ship. Finally, the viewpoint moves back farther and it turns out that the ship is actually a poster on a bus. The perspective continues to recede, revealing the bus as an image on a television screen. Three pages later, viewers see that the person watching TV is drawn on a postage stamp. The final picture shows a view of Earth from space. To heighten the effect, all of the full-color illustrations appear on the recto, while each verso is completely black. It's fun to watch the transition in perceptions as a farm becomes a toy, the girl playing with it is on a magazine cover, etc. The novelty soon wears off, however, and nothing else about the book is memorable. The paintings themselves are not particularly interesting and would not stand alone well. David Wiesner's Free Fall (Lothrop, 1988), David Macaulay's Black and White (Houghton, 1990), and Ann Jonas's Reflections (Greenwillow, 1987) use visual tricks, but also have richer artwork and more involving action.?Steven Engelfried, West Linn Library, OR
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My father read this to me as a kid and it has stuck out to me ever since. I always buy this book for gifts and bought this particular one for my
classroom. Read more
While looking for ideas to use at a planning retreat, I stumbled upon a suggestion to use this book. Read morePublished 20 days ago by GL
I have both books and posted this review in Rezoom as well.
This is a gorgeous book; you can keep looking at the images for a long time and see new things. Read more
This is a great wordless book that I use in my classroom for reading comprehension. I use it in conjunction with the book by Tanny McGregor "Comprehension Connections".Published 2 months ago by Stephen L. Raymond