There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology calledScanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life withart that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, andagain. A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up thepage. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus ButlerSeder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is astate-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the 'persistence of vision' principlewith a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magicaldays of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing intoaction-or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is adelightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like ahorse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo! Every child who opens the book will be amazed-and so will every parent.