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Look! A Book! (2011)

by Bob Staake(Favorite Author)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 4
0316118621 (ISBN13: 9780316118620)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
review 1: Finding out that Bob Staake writes, as well as illustrates, children's books more than three years after after I stopped working as a children's librarian is like showing up late to a really great party. I'm a bit annoyed that all these people have been having so much fun for so long without me, but, on the other hand, I am glad that I finally made it to the party. Had I known sooner, though, I would definitely have brought other people with me.Look! A Book! is the perfect example of why I wish that I had discovered the weird and wonderful world that is a Bob Staake children's book earlier. The text is simple, fairly straightforward, and at times, silly; all that is great, but team that text with the brilliant, zany, cram-every-inch-with-action-on-every-page illustra... moretions and the results are nothing short of magical. And those magical illustrations? -- they grace everything from the jacket, cover and end papers and every delightful page in between. My little boy, at four, is the perfect age to enjoy the beautiful madness of this book. Maybe I did show up to the party at exactly the time, after all.
review 2: This book reminded me a bit of the I Spy series by Marzollo and Wick, although for a younger audience. Pages with cut-out circular windows reveal objects; turn the page, and a full 2-page spread follows. Rhymes describe one object that must be found within each 2-page picture. The illustrations are colorful, packed with interesting things to look at, and just difficult enough for a lower elementary school child looking for the sought-after object. At the end is a surprise flap revealing more objects to look for in the pictures. Young children should find this a fun book to interact with. Recommended. less
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Fantastic! Loved it. So much to look at and find. Kids are going to love this.
Loved it! A fabulous book for kids. Review on MKs
lots of fun, rhyming, clever, not too hard
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