Watch Me Go!

Rebecca Young, Author , illus. by Von Glitschka. Scholastic/Cartwheel $12.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-545-14699-9

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Watch Me Go! Rebecca Young , illus. by Von Glitschka. Scholastic/Cartwheel , $12.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-545-14699-9

Using the same lenticular technology as the duo's Watch Me Hop!, this compact book creates the illusion of moving vehicles, including a race car, spaceship and fire engine. The movements, undeniably smooth and detailed, are “activated” when readers tilt the book vertically. Some are exceptional (an approaching train slowly floods a dark tunnel with light), as the eight machines identify themselves in bold, block print: “I'm a digger./ My treads go around./ Watch me go move the ground!” It's a simple, modest optical effect, but paired with the book's crisp silhouette backgrounds, it should hold readers' attention. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 10/19/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009
Genre: Children's
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