The latest in the hugely successful scanimation series, follwing on from Kick! and Gallop! "Can you WADDLE like a penguin? Slip-slide-swoop!""Can you hop like a froggy? Flip-flop-floop!" All animals move, but how they move-whether they waddle, stomp, or fly-is a source of endless fascination for children. WADDLE!, like its predecessors GALLOP! and SWING!, uses "Scanimation" technology to simulate movement by the simple turning of a page.
Unlike the previous two books, though, WADDLE! also introduces colour into the text and illustrations, so children are learning two key preschool concepts at once: colours AND motion. Leaping green frogs; flapping red hummingbirds; slithering yellow snakes: these animals are truly amazing to see. The simple, rhythmic text is every bit as animated as the art itself, making it not only a fun and easy read-aloud experience for children, but one that invites them to imitate the motions they see. As ABC News pointed out in a recent story about Rufus, "Rare is the children's book that begs to be read and tossed aside for a good romp-all at the same time." And Waddle's ending will have little ones shrieking with delight-and up and moving!
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2016
- 134 x 184mm