Bob Staake has illustrated over 50 books (The Donut Chef, Hello Robots, The Red Lemon, etc...) and some really terrific covers for the The New Yorker. His latest release Look! A Book! is a madcap seek-and-find smorgasbord of his crisp, vibrant signature style. You can spend hours getting lost in the details.
Pages with die cut circles give you a sneak peek at the kind of details you'll find on each uniquely themed double page spread, jam-packed with a lively cast of zany characters and objects, along with a rhyming text challenging the reader to find one item hidden on the page. "Bubbles! Bubbles! In the sea! AGUA-GOOFY JUBILEE! Search to find the honeybee!"
And when you've reached the end of the book, you're asked to start all over again and locate an assemblage of 78 additional objects.
Dinosaurs, robots, hundreds of bright-eyed kids, and a menagerie of all manner of creatures peer around corners, poke their heads from windows, lounge atop rooftops, hang from tree limbs, read books, and operate various flying and underwater crafts.
Anyone who is a fan of the crowded pages of Richard Scarry or the I Spy series will be wild about this book.
Look! A Book! by Bob Staake, $11.55