Look! Another Book!

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LOOK!
A boot!
A fruit!
A crossing guard newt!

Once AGAIN a seek-and-find,
MORE images of every kind!

From a music note to a teeny red boat, a blue kangaroo to a robot or two, there are endless things to discover in this zany follow-up to Look! A Book! from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die cuts on the ...

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Overview

LOOK!
A boot!
A fruit!
A crossing guard newt!

Once AGAIN a seek-and-find,
MORE images of every kind!

From a music note to a teeny red boat, a blue kangaroo to a robot or two, there are endless things to discover in this zany follow-up to Look! A Book! from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die cuts on the cover and every spread reveal hidden treasures in each vast landscape, from a zoo gone wild to an out-of-this-world moon base to a crazy art museum, and more, providing hours of entertainment to readers young and old.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
An all-you-can-eat buffet of images greet readers in Staake’s interactive seek-and-find book, a companion to Look! A Book! (2010). Die-cut circles provide sneak peeks of objects on the preceding and following pages (“Look! A chair! A pear! A miniature bear! A skunk! A trunk! A UFO punk!”), connecting wildly diverse spreads that visit urban, spooky, and even extraterrestrial settings. The happily hectic scenes brim with irreverent details. A zoo (“areful, or you’ll step on poo!/ Quick! Now find the crab fondue!”) features a ghost, robot, and a monster on a leash who join a tiger, in addition to the usual animal suspects, while modern art masterpieces creep out of their frames at a museum. Staake’s enthusiastic verse is contagious in a book that promises hours of offbeat entertainment. All ages. Agent: Gillian MacKenzie, the Gillian MacKenzie Agency. (Dec.)
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Praise for Look! a Book!:

"Likely to have a long stay in the bedtime pile." - PW (Starred review)

"This clever, engaging, and fun selection is great for family sharing" - SLJ (Starred review)

"An ebullient, witty title that children will return to again and again." - Booklist

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
This sequel to Look! A Book! challenges us in jolly verses to discover specific items amid the many crammed on the large double pages. Die-cut circles focus on specific things. Then we turn the page to search for others, first in a shopping mall. Turning the page, more circles show us more, in the mall and amid the chaos of the next double page of a school recess, complete with new challenges. The pattern of revealing and searching in rhymes continues through a cityscape, a moon base, a zoo, an art museum, and a science lab. The climax is a lift-up page with twelve more things for further searching. Staake sticks with his tiny or gross stylized figures: circular heads, two-dimensional objects, lots of interactions, and appeal to comic response. The book is designed more for individual readers who value a challenge and have the patience to search for the odd objects, rather than for reading aloud to more than one listener. There is a note on Staake's art process. Do not miss the striking end pages and the contrasting jacket and cover. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This noteworthy sequel has many similarities to Look! A Book! (Little, Brown, 2011): bright, colorful pages with very little wording and cutouts that highlight what is on the next page, spreads of intricate cartoonlike drawings, and Staake's everlasting creativity. The author's use of language conjures up delightful imagery: how about "a fish reading mail" or a "crossing guard newt"? Look! Another Book! is a puzzle and a poem in one. Staake's whimsical text challenges readers to find objects in the pictures, and the book concludes with a giant foldout rocket. There are fun references for adults, too (look for the Bukowski Delicatessen or the Honeybaked Haggis store). Guaranteed to become a favorite among children.—Mary Cass Mabbot, Indianapolis Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. With the same welcoming die cuts and sparkling graphic style, Staake's creativity and humor are front and center here. From the opening pages, readers know what's to come. "Now open up this crazy book, / grab a seat—and have a LOOK!" Readers will take a lot more than just one look at these absorbing pages. The solid-colored pages are graced with small die cuts that reveal little tidbits of the busy scenes hiding on the following spreads. Sometimes the page turns make the images blend seamlessly into the busy new scene in a pleasing way, allowing readers to wonder how the illustrator pulled that little magic trick. The die cuts themselves also seem to disappear with the page turn, leading readers to touch the pages to find the circles and to prove that they are still there. Each scene is a familiar one, but closer inspection reveals surprising details. On the school page, a sasquatch cavorts on the playground, an alligator acts as crossing guard, and a one-eyed green monster peeks around the schoolhouse. Art lovers will love the very hip museum scene, filled with familiar, iconic images. Even the copyright page has an inside joke for the careful observer. The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316204590
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Look! A Book!
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 618,917
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Staake is an award-winning illustrator who has authored and/or illustrated close to 50 books, including Look! A Book!, Trucks Go Pop!, and Pets Go Pop!. His work is also featured on the covers of the New Yorker and in the pages of the Washington Post. His book The Red Lemon won a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award in 2006. You can visit Bob online at www.BobStaake.com.
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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    Look!  Another Book! is, like the first, Look!  A Book!, is a se

    Look!  Another Book! is, like the first, Look!  A Book!, is a seek-and-find book.  The text in seek-and-find books usually is just there to tell you what to seek.  Not so here.  Sure you get the directions, but so much more, and the writing is at least ten times funnier than you would expect.  That's all I'm saying about the text because I refuse to give away the best rhymes.
    Every two-page spread in this book is a feast, or more appropriately, a smorgasbord, for the eyes.  Not one square centimeter is wasted.  My absolute favorite, though, is the art gallery.  So many wonderful homages on that page.  The engineering in this book is no mean feat.  It made my brain hurt to try to figure out how those cut-outs can highlight individual characters or objects but seem to disappear when the page is closed.  Finally, I figured it out:  It's magic.  Don't tell me otherwise.
    If you do get this book, don't skip the end-papers or the dedication -- I'm just saying.

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