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Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book [Board book]

Rufus Butler Seder
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Nov. 22 2007
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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Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book + Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book + Swing!: A Scanimation Picture Book
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"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."
—www.parenting.com, "Daily Favs"

About the Author

Rufus Butler Seder is an optical genius whose first significant invention was Lifetiles, glass-walled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by. He’s installed them at the Smithsonian, SeaWorld, Union Station, and other museums, aquariums, train stations, and ocean liners around the world. Next came Scanimation, and his company EyeThink, Inc., a business that produces a line of toys and gifts using technologies he’s invented. Mr. Seder lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinates young and old July 27 2008
Format:Board book
I picked up this book while on holidays with the kids. The "scanimation" is really neat. The pictures shown do not do it justice. The animals really move! I bought the book for my 2 year old and she loves it but so does my 6 and 8 year old. I really recommend the book. I will definately be getting Swing when it comes out Sept 08.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great picture book Nov. 5 2008
By A. Gunn
Format:Board book
I found this book in a local store and was fascinated by it. Not surprisingly, so is my daughter and everyone else who sees it. The book isn't really a story, but I found it fun to talk about the different animals in it, and how they move. The book is also very sturdy, so no worries about little hands damaging it before it is thoroughly enjoyed.
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Format:Board book
Seriously I can't get over how my goddaughter gets excited over this book. I thought it was pretty amazing, but that's nothing compared to her reaction. I've always thought that some of the best books for kids make very little sense to adults, and this may be the case here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Aug. 1 2014
By Ev
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Great price!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Creative Nov. 23 2007
By Ahinahina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
I was in Borders children's department and a little girl was fascinated with this book. She kept moving the page back and forth. I watched her a minute and then asked her the name of the book. I was so captivated with this new (to me) technology that I bought 'Gallop!' for my one-year-old grandson. He is not too young for it and he loves it. He is a careful child. 'Gallop!' is like a flip book, but the pages don't flip, yet the animals move. 'Gallop!' is a very clever and very creative book.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coolest book I've ever seen! Nov. 28 2007
By E. Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
I recent found this book in a gift store in PA and was absolutely amazed to see how the animals move in a lifelike fashion. At first I thought it must be battery operated but as the book has no power source, I discovered that the pictures move in a high tech version of a flip book. You have got to see this to believe it! Everyone who I've shown it to has been astounded! You can't go wrong with this for the holidays. Any child would love it!!!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure fire gift idea! Dec 3 2007
By mojwmom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
Any 2-5 year old (and their parents) will love this book. The neat thing about Gallop! (other than the "magically" moving animals) is what it teaches to those tender young readers, that books can be such a delight inside! Little kids will love to turn the pages to see the next animal run, walk or gallop across the page.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! Nov. 13 2007
By C. M. White - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
I bought this as a birthday present for a 6 year old girl and initially thought that it might be better suited for a younger child because of the simple wording in the text. The moving pictures are so fascinating however that it is hard to put down.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing at first! June 13 2008
By S. Jorgenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
We checked this out from the library ... it was sitting on a shelf and my 4 year old picked it up and WOW! We were mesmerized! But after getting home and reading it once through to them - I was disappointed in the text. It wasn't a pleasure to read - and I find that really important and I spend nearly all day reading to my 4 children! So while the amazing movement in the book was really cool, I am not sure if I'll be buying this because I don't want it to just take up space on our shelves.
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