!!> Ebook ➮ A Closer Look ➯ Author Mary McCarthy – Alwaysonltd.co.uk

A Closer Look Interesting book, the kids enjoy ita little boring 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. Open Your EyesOpen Your MindOpen Your ImaginationLook What Do You See Mary McCarthy S Beautiful Handmade Paper Collages Will Transport Young Children On A Journey Of Discovery Kids are asked to study each close up picture in turn and then we slowly seeandof the image They get a chance to guess what the image is and a lot of them can do it quite quickly 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. I liked the concept of lookingclosely at plants and animals but I didn t love this book For one, I wished that there wereplants 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.

About the Author: Mary McCarthy

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Mary McCarthy s one of a kind and limited edition artist s books have been collected by private collectors and major institutions across the United States, including the Library of Congress and the National Museum of Women in the Arts She has taught bookmaking and she is the co author of the popular manual Making Books by Hand Mary McCarthy lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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