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Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books) (edition 2007)

by Rufus Butler Seder

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Title:Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books)
Authors:Rufus Butler Seder
Info:Workman Publishing Company (2007), Board book, 12 pages
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Tags:January 2013

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Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder




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Move over pop-up and lift-the-flap books! A new game is in town! Rufus Butler Seder's charming little book about animals in motion - the first ever "Scanimation" picture book - will appeal to the same demographic as the above (that is to say, anyone who likes fun...and um, young children...), with its amazing moving pictures. Guaranteed to keep little tykes engrossed (hey - it worked for me and my co-workers), Gallop has the added benefit of being far less destructible than your average pop-up, with no flaps or parts that can be torn by careless fingers. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 20, 2013 |
I love this book! The pictures actually look like they are moving so it is certain to catch children's eyes! A horse runs, a turtle swims, a bird flies. This story captured my attention and I cannot wait to share it with littles! ( )
  Cfmichel | Apr 12, 2013 |
Now that I have a 4 month old at home, I've been really checking out toddler/infant books. There are a lot of "are you as quick as a cricket" type of books out there, and this one fits right in, but it's not the main selling point. What sells this book are the inventive, moving illustrations! A static image doesn't do it justice - go check it out in a bookstore. ( )
  DiamondDog | Mar 29, 2013 |
How animals move and the sounds you might hear with them moving,
  shannonsharp | Mar 14, 2013 |
Gallop talks about the different way animals move and how to put sounds to the movements.
  shannon2012 | Jan 29, 2013 |
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The text to “Gallop!” doesn’t add much... [b]ut the swinging chimp (and leaping cat or soaring eagle) are mesmerizing enough for all ages.
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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.

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Rhyming text asks if the reader can move like a variety of animals. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.

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