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.
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.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (3 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)
kirichan1921, August 7, 2008 (view all comments by kirichan1921)
This is a really cool book for kids!! It has a bunch of different animals in the book. As you turn the page, it shows the animal move, and the movements look very realistic.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (10 of 20 readers found this comment helpful)
K Bloom, December 24, 2007 (view all comments by K Bloom)
Wow! I found this while browsing at my local bookstore--this book is AMAZING! I picked one up for my mother-in-law, who is a teacher and I am scanning my Christmas list to see who else I can buy one for. This book will really impress kids as well as adults!
Each page features an image that truly looks as though it is being electronically produced, but of course in reality the motion is a result of "Scanimation." No batteries, no wires, nothing to plug in. This is such a great book in this age of digital everything--good old fashioned fun! I'd also recommend reading Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you haven't yet!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (25 of 39 readers found this comment helpful)
Workman Publishing Company -
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."
by Publishers Weekly, starred 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."
"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.
by New York Times Book 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."
by The Washington Post,
"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."
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.
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.