Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book
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Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book

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by Rufus Butler Seder
     
 

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It's Waddle! And it's in color. And boy, is it irresistible. In the same way that kids can't read Gallop! without wanting to gallop around the room, Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the optical genius behind the phenomenal #1 and #2

Overview

It's Waddle! And it's in color. And boy, is it irresistible. In the same way that kids can't read Gallop! without wanting to gallop around the room, Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the optical genius behind the phenomenal #1 and #2 New York Times bestselling children's books, Gallop! and Swing!, Waddle! adds touches of color to the images and integrates it into the text. That prancing pig is pink, the leaping dolphin is blue, the slithering snake yellow. The Scanimation itself is also more lifelike, as the author continues to refine his patented Scanimation process, resulting in a more fluid, realistic motion. Nothing else compares.

Waddle! teaches color and movement. Its language is a joy, the rhymes inspiring, the animals full of life. And one more thing: Waddle! has a surprise ending. Something else to grab the reader—literally.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
On the heels of Gallop! and Swing!, Seder's latest Scanimation ode to movement adds color to its bestselling formula, mostly to good effect. Like the previous books, the simple text poses playful questions (“Can you hop like a frog? flip-flop-floop!”). The level of detail on a few animals (the hopping frog, leaping dolphin and chomping alligator) is striking, but the addition of color also has the effect of reducing the contrast, and thus the detail, in others (notably the pig, hummingbird and bear), whose features are indistinct. Still, readers should find the animations mesmerizing. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)\
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Seder's "scanimation" books utilize his recognizable gimmick to varied effect. As readers turn each page, the animal in the stripy circle seems to prance, slither, hop, or flap. The text is predictably simple: "Can you waddle like a penguin?/slip-slide-swoop!/Can you hop like a frog?/flip-flop-floop!" The book culminates with, "If you can waddle,/stomp or hop,/…you'd better run! The alligator's/gonna/getcha!" Unfortunately, there is no logic in going from being able to move like all the animals to being attacked by the alligator. However, all issues aside, the moving animals and the encouragement of audience participation is sure to appeal to the intended audience, who probably won't care about the lackluster text. Ultimately, this is a one-trick pony.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761151128
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
103,727
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rufus Butler Seder is the inventor of Lifetiles, glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by; he's installed them at the Smithsonian, Sea World, Union Station, and other museums, aquariums, train stations, and ocean liners around the world. He is also the founder of EyeThink, Inc., a company that develops and produces a line of toys and gifts using the technologies he's invented. Mr. Seder lives in Boston.

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Waddle! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Blinkiybear More than 1 year ago
This is one of six books in the Rufus Butler Seder scanimation series. It is one of his first books along with Gallop, Kick and Swing. Two new additions to the series are Star Wars and Wizard of Oz. I expect there will be other movie themed books as these are particularly entertaining. This scanimation book is one of my favourites as it contains brightly coloured scanimation pictures (10 in total) with basic text appearing next to the picture, for example, "can you waddle like a penguin?" with a waddling scanimation picture "moving" next to the text. The pictures move by opening and closing the book carefully. A bit like the flicker books you used to get where you can move a man or a horse by flicking several pictures of the man/horse to get them to move but scanimation is alot classier. These books are great for children and adults who are young at heart.
Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
This book absolutely delighted my grandkids and I couldn't stop flipping through the pages myself.
Carolknits More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old grandson was enthralled by the moving pictures. It's a winner! Also, it is quite sturdy, so it should last a long time as busy fingers peruse the pages of the book.
AggieDawn90 More than 1 year ago
This book is so much fun. My 3yo loves making the animals "run" across the pages. It's a great book for him to "read" to himself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute illustrations. My grand nephew loved the animation.
GrandmaLee More than 1 year ago
This little book will be a favorite of young and old alike. The animation is extraordinary. My 2 yr old grandson loves to hop, jump and slither like the animals in the book. Good one to give and share.
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jaybinga More than 1 year ago
This is the third in the series (Swing, Gallop) that I've purchased to share with grandchildren ages 7, 5 and 3. They are fascinated with the "magical" movement on each page and like to look at the books over and over. The ending of this book (Waddle) was attention-grabbing for them. Fun for sharing!
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SallyPatters More than 1 year ago
My four grandchildren loved this book. One of them memorized it right away (she's five) and she would 'read' it to the others who would act out the action in the book. It is very probably the one book that got her started on reading, which she picked up shortly afterward. Well worth the price (I bought it on sale).
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