This is a brilliant book for beginners in animation. It covers all areas from design to model making and movement. It also make the stop motion process less expensive by giving you ideas for things that can be used for model making.
This visual companion is really amazing. It lets you enter the world of Coraline and see how each aspect was created. From pre production right through to post production. As a stop motion animator i loved the breakdown of each area, because it showed me different ways of dealing with ideals which i had not though of before. This is a must for all stop motion animators and animation fans.