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Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books) [Board book]

Rufus Seder
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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8 Oct 2007 Scanimation Books
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 harks back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing. 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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Product details

  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing (8 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761147632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761147633
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Readers will gasp with delight when they open this book, produced as paper-over-board: a hidden tab in each heavy page slides an acetate layer printed with vertical black lines over an encoded, detailed image of a horse, rooster, turtle or other creature, and the layers' interaction creates the illusion of motion. The black-and-white images openly reference the motion photography of Eadweard Muybridge (an influence that Seder acknowledges on the copyright page) and they contrast with the bright palette used for the spare, reader-directed text. ("Can you soar like an eagle?/ Whoosh-whoosh-glide!/ Can you swing like a chimp?/ Swoop-swoop-slide!") This book may encourage plenty of galloping--and jumping, running and bounding--on the part of young readers; adults will find it a marvel to look at in its own right." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Hal
Format:Board book
Every odd page in this book has a picture which comes to life as you open the page. It's truly astounding. The title comes from the horse which gallops on the cover, but my favourite is the monkeys swinging through the trees. It's the closest you will come to the books featured in the Harry Potter stories where the pictures come to life - whilst the pictures are of necessity only black and white it is truly a magical feature. I think it makes the book suitable for all ages. I bought it for my 2 year old, but I am as intrigued and impressed by it as he is. I think its a great buy for any age. Children will view it with awe and adults will simply be incredibly impressed. Buy it now!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barcode based scanimation! 10 Dec 2007
By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Board book
This is a pretty short book and would probably be an accompaniment to a bed time story rather than the main story itself.

It consists of a series of bar code like images, and when you turn a page a tab inside is pulled to make an animated image. The first few times you look at this book you won't be able to stop yourself from turning the pages quickly and slowly to perfect the speed of the animation!

It is a novelty - and thankfully a pretty tough one! Unlike books which contain pull down tabs which can easily bend and tear, the pages are thick and the tab to action the action (as it were) is internal to the 2-ply tick card pages so it can't be broken.

Like the other reviewer, I also like the monkey swinging through the trees!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy for toddlers! 30 Nov 2008
By Duchess
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
My dad bought this book for my 1 year old son. It's the best book he's got! The animals come alive in this book which he absolutely loves! I have bought a couple of these books for my friends' children and my son's little friends. The quality of this book is phenomenal. A definite winner as a present for any young child!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really cute! 8 Mar 2008
Format:Board book
I came across this book in a farm shop and bought it for double the price here! I was so impressed by the moving pictures that I bought it for my two neices. It's a book for the very young but the pictures make it so interesting it's worth getting just for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - Just brilliant! 13 May 2010
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I bought this following other peoples positive reviews as I don't have children myself so always need help when buying gifts for other peoples.

This book was a for a 1st birthday present and although I was a little concerned it might be a bit 'old' for a 1 year old I figured worst case scenario he will grow 'into it'.

Not only did little one love it but so did mum and dad, nana and grandad and the other kids at the party too. He kept touching the animals as they moved and as he seems to be a book lover anyway I am pretty sure it will stand in good stead for years to come too.

I would absolutely recommend this and a few people at the party have already logged on to buy one for their own little ones too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small A5 size book excellent for children! 31 May 2013
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It's an excellent book for the curious eyes of children, passionately made as I viewed on youtube. This is certainly a great book to have in a children's reading shelf or library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book 2 Feb 2013
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Bought this for my 1 year old grandson for Xmas and he loved it with it's lovely pictures and actions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A FASCINATING BOOK 24 Jan 2013
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My toddler grandchild was kept occupied by this on a long journey. She liked making them go backwards the best.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is soo clever. Bought it for my ...
This book is soo clever. Bought it for my nephew a couple of years ago and he still gets it out to have a look at now. A wow for all the family.
Published 13 days ago by Fluffyowl
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for littlies
This is a fantastic book for littlies. Good quality and sturdy with fantastic images. Great gift for preschoolers and toddlers.
Published 1 month ago by flipflapdoodle
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!
My 8 month old son loves these books. He's really into hinges at the moment. So the simple act of turning the pages make the pictures move, and it fascinates him!
Published 3 months ago by Memphis Queen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the young
Good product for encouraging the youngest children to love books. I bought another from the series. Would recommend it as a great way to help reading and encourage looking at books... Read more
Published 5 months ago by granny 1
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I bought this because of all the great reviews and thus expecting something like Safari, but it was nothing like Safari (Of which I bought two! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tim
4.0 out of 5 stars Encourages children's interest in books
The moving pictures encourages interest in books & reading. Bright colours would enhance the experience, especially for children with visual impairment!
Published 6 months ago by Zsuzsigp
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever book
This book has clever mechanical animation and will amaze children and adults alike - part of a whole series and just something a little different
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. Sally A. Hinkley
3.0 out of 5 stars Gallop Scanimation Pcture Book
Whilst it was OK... having read previous reviews which really raved about it, I was a bit disappointed. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Grenville
5.0 out of 5 stars gallop
Was so pleased with this book as it was second hand I was a little concerned but it was in excellent condition, a present for my niece who is three so didn't want to spend load's... Read more
Published 8 months ago by denise
5.0 out of 5 stars love these books
more for mummy than child! just love them we were given Waddle! and my daughter loves watching the animals move, very clever books.
Published 15 months ago by Sarah Shaw
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