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ISBN13: 9780761147633
ISBN10: 0761147632
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A book that will charm and amuse any little one on your list. The horse really gallops; the chimp really swings from a tree — all through the magic of "scanimation."
Recommended by Lorraine, Powells.com

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click to view larger There's never before been a book like Gallop. Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again.

A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action — or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo

Every child who opens the book will be amazed — and so will every parent.

Review:

"Readers will gasp with delight when they open this book, produced as paper-over-board: a hidden tab in each heavy page slides an acetate layer printed with vertical black lines over an encoded, detailed image of a horse, rooster, turtle or other creature, and the layers' interaction creates the illusion of motion. The black-and-white images openly reference the motion photography of Eadweard Muybridge (an influence that Seder acknowledges on the copyright page) and they contrast with the bright palette used for the spare, reader-directed text. ('Can you soar like an eagle?/ Whoosh-whoosh-glide!/ Can you swing like a chimp?/ Swoop-swoop-slide!') This book may encourage plenty of galloping — and jumping, running and bounding — on the part of young readers; adults will find it a marvel to look at in its own right." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"At first glance, this looks like a regular old picture book — but the second you open it up, you'll be mesmerized. Thanks to a brand-new technique called 'scanimation,' the images on each page seem to move, as though you were watching a film instead of simply reading. Horses gallop, eagles soar — and young readers' jaws drop! It's the coolest book we've seen in a while. Parenting.com

Review:

"The pictures of animals, birds and fish seem to move with extraordinary naturalism....[The animals] are mesmerizing for all ages, especially for aspiring artists who will want to know how it's done." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Gallop, by Rufus Butler Seder, made an obvious case for itself with ooh-ah graphics, using trademarked Scanimation, a low-tech marvel of sliding paper and stripes. Turn the page, and you set black-and-white pictures of various animals into motion — that is, if certain short people ever let you turn the page. Your kids will elbow you out of the way. They will also elbow each other out of the way." The Washington Post

Synopsis:

Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page in this book is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies.

About the Author

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 Eye Think, 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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DocBecky, August 16, 2012 (view all comments by DocBecky)
If you have a child in your life you should buy this book. The movement of the pictures is wonderfully captivating and the nonsensical rhyming text, “Can you gallop like a horse? giddy-up-a-loo. Can you strut like a rooster? Cock-a-doodle-doo” is just silly fun for children and adults. My granddaughter was only 2 when I purchased GALLOP for her and she still loves it after more than a year of playing with and reading to the point of memorizing this book. This is the perfect any-time read book to get or keep children interested in books and reading.
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kbaltetsch, March 15, 2010 (view all comments by kbaltetsch)
these books are brilliant, is the animation a hook to buy the book, probobly, does the hook get my kids reading, absolutely.
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kaileybowser1, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by kaileybowser1)
Both my children LOVE this book. My daughter found it in the library and I found this book to buy (also the waddle one as well). I cant wait to see her face light up as she opens it on Christmas day.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761147633
Author:
Seder, Rufus Butler
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Seder, Rufus
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
12
Dimensions:
7.0 x 5.0 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 12 pages Workman Publishing Company - English 9780761147633 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A book that will charm and amuse any little one on your list. The horse really gallops; the chimp really swings from a tree — all through the magic of "scanimation."

"Review" by , "Readers will gasp with delight when they open this book, produced as paper-over-board: a hidden tab in each heavy page slides an acetate layer printed with vertical black lines over an encoded, detailed image of a horse, rooster, turtle or other creature, and the layers' interaction creates the illusion of motion. The black-and-white images openly reference the motion photography of Eadweard Muybridge (an influence that Seder acknowledges on the copyright page) and they contrast with the bright palette used for the spare, reader-directed text. ('Can you soar like an eagle?/ Whoosh-whoosh-glide!/ Can you swing like a chimp?/ Swoop-swoop-slide!') This book may encourage plenty of galloping — and jumping, running and bounding — on the part of young readers; adults will find it a marvel to look at in its own right."
"Review" by , "At first glance, this looks like a regular old picture book — but the second you open it up, you'll be mesmerized. Thanks to a brand-new technique called 'scanimation,' the images on each page seem to move, as though you were watching a film instead of simply reading. Horses gallop, eagles soar — and young readers' jaws drop! It's the coolest book we've seen in a while.
"Review" by , "The pictures of animals, birds and fish seem to move with extraordinary naturalism....[The animals] are mesmerizing for all ages, especially for aspiring artists who will want to know how it's done."
"Review" by , "Gallop, by Rufus Butler Seder, made an obvious case for itself with ooh-ah graphics, using trademarked Scanimation, a low-tech marvel of sliding paper and stripes. Turn the page, and you set black-and-white pictures of various animals into motion — that is, if certain short people ever let you turn the page. Your kids will elbow you out of the way. They will also elbow each other out of the way."
"Synopsis" by , Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page in this book is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies.
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