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Review of <i>Star Wars: A Scanimation Book</i> by Rufus Butler Seder

Title

Review of Star Wars: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder

ISBN

9780761158462

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Workman Pub

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Star Wars: A Scanimation Book is undoubtedly most unique in format. One page has a quote and additional description of the scene on the opposing page, which is a unique “Scanimation” picture. The “Scanimation” picture moves by moving the page back and forth; indeed, it is most reminiscent of a picture flip book. Scenes from all six Star Wars movies are present, although there is an odd unevenness. Episodes One, Three, and Six are only given one picture, Episodes Two and Four have two pictures each, while Episode Five has a whopping 4 pictures! The unevenness of the pictures and corresponding quote pages is a little puzzling. The book is attractive looking, with a shiny silver cover and a “scanimation” picture visible through the front cover. Nevertheless, this book has little to offer in the way of educational value; it seems to be mostly designed for Star Wars fans and lovers of “Scanimation.” There is no narrative, no theme beyond the theme of Star Wars.Optional Purchase. Stacie Schmidt, Centennial Library Intern.

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