I know, I know, I just did a blog post about books. In fact, it was a post about animal books so it seems a little ridiculous to turn around with another one so quickly. But I was at a work conference yesterday where I snagged a free copy of one of these photicular books and it. Blew. My. Mind. Seriously, the instant I saw it I had to have it because I knew the kids would love it. What are photicular books? They are ones where the pictures move. They’re designed for adults, I think, but kids will no doubt be fascinated by them.
There are several in the series: Ocean, Jungle, Safari, Polar, and a soon to be released one, Wild which is about endangered animals (I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of it and can say that it is beautiful). I highly recommend these beautiful books for adults and children.
A quick look on Amazon shows that there are similar books specifically geared for kids. I haven’t seen them in person so can’t vouch for their quality, but because they also use the illusion of moving pictures, I would imagine they would also be a big hit. These photicular or scanimation books for kids include ABC Animals, Gallop!, Waddle!, Trucks, Peanuts and Star Wars (which may or may not be for children, but Lion is a big fan of Star Wars).