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Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai

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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • VIKING CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0670858048
  • 9780670858040
  • 72,127

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"Readers are in for a perpetually surprising-and even philosophical-adventure,"--"Publisher's Weekly," starred review "This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books."" Kirkus Reviews""

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About Istvan Banyai

Istvan Banyai (http: //www.ist-one.com) was born and educated in Budapest, Hungary. He is a commercial illustrator and animator whose works has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and on album covers. Mr. Banyai lives in Connecticut

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Review Text

Each page of this wordless book by newcomer Banyai is a close-up detail from the scene on the next page. The drawings are realistic in slightly bedazzled colors, and the effect is of a movie camera panning backward, faster and faster, beginning with the red comb of a jaunty rooster and ending with a distant view of Earth whirling through space. Along the way, several surprises unfold, as each commonplace detail is shown to be but a small piece contained in a totally unexpected scene. Once readers reach the end, they can work from back to front for a zoom-in effect. The images are not always compelling, but this book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books. (Kirkus Reviews)

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