Books come to life in very different ways. Some rely only on words to conjure images that we may never see, while others use photographs or illustrations to inspire the imagination.
, a collaboration between the inventive mind of Dan Kainen and author Carol Kaufman, uses Photicular images to bring the wilds of Africa to life. Imagine a book with in-built video clips, and you’re close to the concept of Safari
. We’re talking about a physical book, not an iPad!
is a unique experience that both children and adults will delight in. Dan Kainen’s brilliant technology breathes life in to this informative volume, which at first follows Carol Kaufmen’s account of her time spent on safari in Africa, before spilling in to detail about the unique wildlife found on the savannah. The movement and characteristics of each animal is captured using Kainen’s exceptional technology, so that each turn of the page sends a cheetah sprinting through the plains, or a gazelle springing along at a lightning pace.
A book like no other, Safari
is a fantastic effort to bring attention to Africa’s beautiful yet endangered animals using simple, magical technology. It’s humble in comparison to an iPad, but it’s still a fantastic experience for young and old alike. By opening Safari
, you really open a window to Africa.
- Hardcover - 16 pages.
- Introduction and African animal profiles written by Carol Kaufmen.
- Moving photographs in the form of Photicular images, created by Dan Kainen.
- Simple technology that yields fascinating results.
- Nominated for a Caldecott Medal, awarded to the most distinguished children's book in America.
Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 5cm.