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.