Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scanimations: Waddle! by Rufus Butler Seder

Awhile ago I was going through some really old boxes in my basement and found Christmas cards from when my parents first got married. These cards were from the 1950's. Some were corny and very dated. One card caught my eye. It was a card that had a christmas scene that moved when you opened it. I thought to myself I have seen this before and then I realized it was in this great book called Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder. Now I don't think he copied the older technology but I thought it was interesting that a card from about 50 years ago would be so similar to something truly new and innovative.

His new book Waddle! is an animal Scanimations book.....this time he adds color; so the pig is pink and the snake is yellow....there is a great surpise at the end! I don't like to give spoilers. This is a really great book for all inquisitive children~even some adults! A pleasure to behold.

Mr Seder is also an incredible artist whose murals create wonder around the world.

Oh and check out Al Gallop! ~ the original just came out in a spanish version!

1 comment:

  1. We love Gallop! at our house. Can't wait to check out Waddle!