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A Closer Look Open your eyesOpen your mindOpen your imaginationLookWhat do you seeMary McCarthy's beautiful handmade paper collages will transport young children on a journey of discovery


10 thoughts on “A Closer Look

  1. says:

    McCarthy emphasizes the beauty of nature's simplicity in her picture book which features successions of cut paper collages showing three living things a ladybug a flower and a hummingbird from five different perspectives As each illustration zooms out to give a broader view of the object the ladybug begins as just one big black dot on a field of red and eventually moves out to show the ladybug on a leaf readers are asked to look closely to identify what they're seeing LookWhat do yousee? A bug The red and green illustrations are lovely and detailed but the repetitive text is likely to cause readers to hurry through the pages Elementary Art teachers may choose to use this book in conjunction with lessons on perspective or patterns in nature


  2. says:

    I liked the concept of looking closely at plants and animals but I didn't love this book For one I wished that there were plants and animals being examined The last page shows a whole garden but we only take a closer look at three things The other things that bugged me was the illustrations They are really neat art wise but it seems as though McCarthy didn't consider the fact that books have gutters and that gets in the way of enjoying the full page spreads


  3. says:

    Challenge their minds with this dazzling interactive storytime option McCarthy starts off her illustrations of bugs birds and plants in super zoomed in views scaling out as the pages go on to reveal the full subject This book will keep them guessing as they try to figure out what they are looking at and inspire spirited dialogue and intrigue for your storytime attendants The sparse text and arresting art will especially delight lovers of visual puzzles


  4. says:

    Kids are asked to study each close up picture in turn and then we slowly see and of the image They get a chance to guess what the image is and a lot of them can do it uite uickly I thought the idea was cute but the images are pretty easy to guess and the book is very short so reading it takes about a minute I could see this being good for very young kids but it's not necessarily good for a wide age range


  5. says:

    A very clever book and so fun to read with your kids It is a type of lift the flap book where on one page it gives you a small glimpse of something and you continue to get bigger and bigger glimpses until the who scene is revealed It is so fun to try and guess what the picture is and kids love reading it over and over and over


  6. says:

    My four year old son checked this book out from the library this week This is a GREAT concept book for a younger child It is beautifully illustrated and the concept is beautifully executed and the book is very short I'm not sure what the age range for this book is but I'm guessing under four years


  7. says:

    While not overly exciting this book is pretty cool It shows small details of nature and then zooms out starting with a ladybug's spot and working up to the whole garden I could definitely use this as a guessing game for preschool storytime


  8. says:

    Great for Bunny Hop as the parents would fill in what the kids were seeing Also the pages that say only 'look' served to get the kid's attention each time Preschooler's would enjoy guessing what each page contains


  9. says:

    Close up views of subjects like bugs and flowers are followed by the zoomed out version to identify the subject This would work well with kids in storytime guessing what each up close view is of and then turning the page to show them what the author says it is


  10. says:

    Too young; okay illustrations but nothing special Of course like I can draw anything than stick figures


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