Whether you’re a kid or a kid trapped in an adult’s body, the art of scanimation will never disappoint the eyes and mind. You can introduce children to scanimation magic when they’re very young by reading them Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book.
From the same author who brought us the Star Wars Scanimation Book that was seen on GeekAlerts, “Gallop!” is geared towards the little guys (and girls) who dig visual stimulation. Maybe after years of exposure to scanimation, your little Einstein will want to create his own. Even if not, “Gallop!” is sure to be one of the most entertaining children’s books your kids will have on their bookshelves.
Created by Rufus Butler Seder (genius, inventor, artist, and filmmaker), Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines persistence of vision with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing. Complementing the art of Gallop! is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo!
We also love the Star Trek Book of Opposites to sculpt bright, young, geeky minds.