Look! Another Book!
Things are really hectic, which was why I thought it was only fitting to showcase Look! A Book! last week. Look! A Book! is chock-full of zany images and is a perfect representation of my crazy and chaotic life at the moment. Keep reading…
Look! Another Book! is a sequel to Look! A Book! written and illustrated by Bob Staake. Very similar to the first book, Look! Another Book! is incredibly detailed and will provide readers with endless hours of exploration. The illustrations are bright and colourful with very little text. Each themed page is die-cut to give you a sneak peek at what is coming up next. At the end of the book, Bob Staake sends readers back into the book with a challenge: “Can you find… 1 panda, 2 lions, 3 canoes… 12 green books”.
If you have travel plans this summer, long hours on a plane, train or automobile pack a copy of Look! A Book! and Look! Another Book! I guarantee it will keep your kids occupy for at least two hours.
Look! Another Book!, a children’s book review by Thao Lam
Author and Illustrator Bob Staake
Bob Staake’s list of clients is pretty impressive; his work has been featured in every major magazine and newspaper. To date he has written and/or illustrated close to sixty books.
Here is a quick run down on Bob Staake. He was born on September 26, 1957 in Los Angeles. Has been illustrating since he was 17 (drawing editorial cartoons) and attended the University of Southern California on a journalism/international relations scholarship. His Wikipedia profile states that he interned at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial’s Student Press Law Center.
I highly recommend you take a moment to explore Bob Staake’s website www.bobstaake.com, there is so much information and illsutrations. Bob has given many interviews over the years and they are all listed on his website. If you are curious about an illustrator’s inner sanctuary check out Bob’s creative space.
Publisher Little Brown Books for Young Readers (December 4, 2012)