Rating:

Reviewed by Caleb Shadis

It took me exactly three minutes to read Star Wars: A Scanimation Book. My understanding is that this book is meant for elementary school kids. Each page has a ‘picture’ behind a grill and as you turn the pages the ‘picture’ slides behind the grill and gives the appearance of movement. Star Wars reminded me of an animated flip book featuring ten famous scenes from the six Star Wars movies.

The author, Rufus Butler Seder, appears to specialize in this medium since he has four other books with the same format, but all of them are obviously oriented to a young audience: Gallop!, Swing!, Waddle!, Kick!. These other books used scanimation to highlight the movements named in the titles.

Star Wars is a cool little book but I am not sure it is worth the price.

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

The review copy of this book was provided free of any obligation by Workman Publishing Group. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.