Ocean: A Photicular Book

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Ocean: A Photicular Book


Zapata, Angie, Language Arts


Ocean: A Photicular Book Written by Carol Kaufmann Created by Dan Kainen Workman, 2014, unpaged, ISBN 978-0-76118051-7

Readers will stop to do a double take when Ocean: A Photicular Book crosses their paths. They will puzzle over how the 2-dimensional yellow-banded sweetlips fish pictured on the cover appears to be waving his fins and tail from side-to-side. Using Photicular technology, Dan Kainen, the creater of Ocean, stitches interleaved images together to accentuate rhythmic motion-"the perfect medium in which to enter this parallel underwater universe." The wonder and vastness of ocean life is artfully and technically represented across the final pages of this square-shaped book for children, and with Carol Kaufmann's talents as a writer, this book is sure to be a favorite informational text in any classroom or family library.

Intent on bringing young readers closer to the wonder and magic of the oceans, Kainen designed the book around the countless varieties of creatures that live in them. …

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