Kaleidoscope takes readers on a colorful journey through layers of die-cut pages featuring vibrant colors and shapes, and engaging, thoughtful rhymes. The lens, attached to the front flap, rotates, turning each spread into a gorgeous pattern of color.
The text and kaleidoscope lens work together to create a rich experience for readers. Each spread is beautifully illustrated by Salina Yoon, who uses bright, abstract shapes and patterns to bring these scenes to life. From playing in a rainy puddle or smelling a freshly baked pie, to enjoying a soothing cup of tea, readers will be transported to wonderfully evocative and vivid moments. Deceptively simple and thoughtfully layered, Kaleidoscope will encourage readers to see the world through a different lens.
With a competitive price point and a sophisticated yet playful design, this shares the same sophistication and "artiness" as other break out novelty titles like ABC3D, GALLOP!, COLOR ZOO, and ONE RED DOT.
~b~>Praise for Kaleidoscope:
A New York Book Show Award-Winner
* "A cover flap with an embedded kaleidoscopic lens and turning wheel cleverly transforms this lyrical tour of the seasons into an actual kaleidoscope. By positioning the flap above the die-cut right-hand pages and turning the lens, readers can view geometric shapes change their form, making an umbrella twirl in the rain, a star shimmer in the night sky, and steam rise above an applepie. Brief, rhyming phrases have a sense of movement of their own: "Twinkling sunlight,/ leaves crisscrossing./ Prickly seedpods/ gently tossing." Striking and highly inventive, this is a visual delight."span
—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Praise for OPPOSNAKES: Finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year
Salina Yoon is the award-winning creator of over a hundred and fifty
innovative novelty books for young children, specializing in formats
that are unique and interactive. Publishers Weekly has described Salina
Yoon's books as clever, fresh, funny, and smart. Ms. Yoon has published
with Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, Penguin Young Readers Group,
Random House, and Running Press.