Friday, September 5, 2008

The Good Book: Gallop

The library has introduced us to some great children's books, but I can't say I've been totally into any board books in particular until now! Gallop is cool! It is a "scanimation" book, which is, I'm guessing, a word the authors invented to describe the motion that happens as you turn every page. Kind of like a flip book without having to flip.

Cool, hey? This book reminds me of the photo stills taken by Eadweard J. Muybridge in the early days of photography, when the world was seeing this captured motion for the first time.

Gallop has that same mesmerizing effect for both my little guy and me and we read it probably 20 times the day after we got it at the library. So, two thumbs up for sure.

1 comment:

Marlo said...

I found a board book that I really love a few months ago. It is a Jan Brett book and is called Annie and the Wild Animals or something like that. Anyway, I really love Jan Brett, so I was excited to see one of her books in a board book. Just reading her books makes me want to make gingerbread and knit nordic sweaters - you know, the good stuff. Ahhh. Sometimes I just can't wait for winter. (Famous last words, I know.)