Zoom by Istvan BanyaiZoom by Istvan Banyai


byIstvan Banyai

Paperback | July 1, 1998

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As seen on the SERIAL podcast, season 2, episode 1 ("Dustwun")!

Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages.

"This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ingenious."-- The Horn Book

Istvan Banyai is a commercial illustrator and animator as well as the author/illustrator of Zoom (Viking and Puffin) and REM (Viking). He lives in New York City.
Title:ZoomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.88 × 7.25 × 0.23 inPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140557741

ISBN - 13:9780140557749

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zoom This is a wonderful book with a surprise on every page. Zoom appeals to pre-readers and readers alike. I read it with my ten year old son and he and I were both delighted with the the way the book evolved. Every page brought a new perspective. It is a truly an imaginative book in which pictures are indeed worth a thousand words.
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From Our Editors

This book without words bursts with worlds of adventure. Master illustrator and animator Istvan Banyai has created a multitude of strange landscapes, a world of pictures within pictures. Readers zoom from a farm to a ship to an urban street to an island. But nothing is quite as it first appears in Zoom. This unusual picture book is both an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Book as well as a Publishers Weekly best book.

Editorial Reviews

"Readers are in for a perpetually surprising-and even philosophical-adventure,"--Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books."—Kirkus Reviews