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ISBN:
0030635217
Author:
Ruth Brown
Category:
Science Nature & How It Works
Language:
English
Publisher:
Henry Holt; 1st edition (May 15, 1983)
Pages:
32 pages
EPUB book:
1383 kb
FB2 book:
1153 kb
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1911 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
308


I was entranced by the magic lens of Ruth Brown. Turn the book while reading and you will find a surprise. Basically, this a book about pareidolia, and seeing faces where there are none. The artist is clearly having fun with that, but it doesn't really make for that interesting of a book.

I was entranced by the magic lens of Ruth Brown. Beautifully illustrated and charming, this picture book is a must have for grandchildren to read. It not only has charming surprises, but also has a message that the frightening may be friendly when seen from a different point of view. There is no message to this book. It doesn't make any sense.

Another awesome Ruth Brown book! After reading A Dark, dark tale, I fell in love with it, and hoped I'd find some more . If at First You Do Not See is a book with a gimmick. See the colorful cat face on the cover? Flip it 180 degrees, and you've got a butterfly.

Another awesome Ruth Brown book! After reading A Dark, dark tale, I fell in love with it, and hoped I'd find some more "dark" stories in the Ruth Brown collection.

Select Format: Hardcover. Brown's radiantly hued paintings have been executed with an artfulness that one must marvel at and admire. ISBN13:9780805010312.

Written by Ruth Brown Illustrated by Ruth Brown Published by Andersen Press in 1982 ISBN: 0862640210. IF AT FIRST YOU DO NOT SEE Written by Ruth Brown. Illustrated by Ruth Brown. Published by Andersen Press. Glazed pictorial boards.

Brown’s radiantly hued paintings have been executed with an artfulness that one must marvel at and admire.

Authors: Brown, Ruth. We hope you enjoy your book and that it arrives quickly and is as expected. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 5 pre-owned listings. If at First You Do Not See by Ruth Brown (Paperback, 1997). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Книга жанра: Детективы, Книги Детективы. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. At home he unpacked the groceries first

Книга жанра: Детективы, Книги Детективы. At home he unpacked the groceries first. The Chocorange were in his shoulder bag and there also was the envelope containing the ten- and twenty-pound notes and the five-pound note he had found on the corner of the street. Sucking his third Chocorange of the day, he counted the notes. Some drug dealer's haul, he thought vaguely, but perhaps not.

This was a book about a caterpillar who was very hungry (no, not that book), who every time he found something delicious to eat discovered that all was not as it seemed. Basically, as you read the book, you turned it to follow the writing until the book was upside down and the picture suddenly became something completey different. For example: two ice creams in cones when turned upside down became clowns with frilly necks. It was a very clever book and I loved it as a child. Hoping to get hold of a copy for my own children.

A caterpillar has some scary adventures before becoming a beautiful butterfly. The reader needs to turn the book as he reads as there is writing around the sides of the pages.
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I was entranced by the magic lens of Ruth Brown. Turn the book while reading and you will find a surprise. Beautifully illustrated and charming, this picture book is a must have for grandchildren to read. It not only has charming surprises, but also has a message that the frightening may be friendly when seen from a different point of view.
  • Nilabor
What on earth? This is an acid trip of a book. It's a series of images that appear different when turned upside-down. So it looks like a basket of fruit when the book is right-side-up, but if you turn it upside-down it kind of looks like a man. It kind of reminds me of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the painter who made lots of surreal portraits entirely out of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other things.

The bizarre storyline that's tenuously holding it together is a butterfly telling her caterpillar children (as if butterflies actually raise their young) to eat some leaves, and one caterpillar says, "These are boring! I want something more appetizing!" and goes on a trip to try to eat random things that all turn out to be upside-down creatures of some kind. Like really bizarre, monstrous creatures. And eventually the caterpillar gets exhausted and falls asleep on a scarecrow who looks like some straw from the original perspective, who then puts the caterpillar in his pocket. The caterpillar comes out, falls down, and is afraid of something that turns out to be leeks. He's afraid of something else that turns out to be a butterfly, and then realizes that he himself has turned into a butterfly, and then flies away.

What?! I think the caterpillar did eat something, and I think it was hallucinogenic. Because this book makes very little sense. The story line is bizarre. Caterpillars don't just suddenly turn into butterflies. They have to prepare for it, you know? Become a chrysalis and all? Even if a caterpillar were intelligent, he wouldn't be surprised by the fact that he had turned into a butterfly.

The text layout is interesting in that it goes around all four of the edges of the page, to show you that you need to be turning the book to see the upside-down images. It's an interesting way of bringing the text into the picture-flipping conceit. But the flipped pictures are bizarre and in some cases quite a stretch. Basically, this a book about pareidolia, and seeing faces where there are none. The artist is clearly having fun with that, but it doesn't really make for that interesting of a book. There is no message to this book. It doesn't make any sense.

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  • Reighbyra
Our 2 year old loves books and we own many but she's gone absolutely nuts over this book. It's beautifully illustrated where each page is a visual perception joke. Right-side up the caterpillar is munching on a fruit basket, turn the book upside-down and he's chewing on a man's hair. On another page he sees a mushroom, turned upside-down the negative space becomes the face of two ogres.
We received the book as a gift and when I flipped through it I thought it might be too advanced for her visually. (The text is simple and unremarkable.) But from the first reading she was completely fascinated. We've read it probably 50 times in the past three days. I don't know if it will have staying power, and I don't know how many more times my husband and I can stand to read it. But if you have a child who is interested in complex visual images, this is a good choice.