cover image Waddle!


Rufus Butler Seder, . . Workman, $12.95 (20pp) ISBN 978-0-7611-5112-8

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.)