Let the animals come to life

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Have you heard of something called Scanimation? It’s a pretty cool technique which makes the images of this book, ¡Al Galope!, seem as if they’re moving. Artist, inventor, filmmaker, Rufus Butler Seder, came up with this animation process described as “video without a screen.”

Translated from the #1 New York Times bestseller children’s book, Gallop!, the Spanish version will have your kiddos thinking they’re watching a movie instead of reading a book. Not to mention, they’ll learn a bunch of vocabulary including the names of animals and the action verbs associated with them such as “aletear” (for the butterfly) or “galopar“(for the horse.)

This is definitely one book you’ll want to add to your children’s library in español. Not only is it fun and completely different from any other book, but its text is simple enough to use with children learning to read.

Each of the pages of this book contains a scanimation of a particular animal in action and a question about whether you can do as the animal does. In other words, it includes inviting questions such as: “¿Puedes columpiarte como un mono?” or “¿Puedes correr como un perro?” So immediately it gets children moving. When I read it to my daughter she couldn’t help but run around the kitchen acting as one of the animals on the pages of the book. How cool is that?

A Giveaway!!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners #2 TATI and #29 DONNA K. Thanks to all for entering!

Well, here’s your chance to find out. We’re giving away two copies of this innovative book! To enter, please visit Scanimation Books’ website and come back to leave us a comment about what you learned while you were there.

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This giveaway ends Sunday, October 25th at midnight EST.

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