Al Galope! en espanol
Gallop! A Scanimantion picture book.
¡Fantastico! What a treat: Gallop! in Spanish. For the millions of Hispanic children in the United States (Spanish is the primary language at home for 34 million Americans), and for the millions more children whose parents would like them to learn Spanish as a second language, comes the #1 New York Times bestseller, translated as ¡Al Galope!
With ¡Al Galope!, Gallop! joins other classic children's authors and books such as Dr. Seuss (Huevos verdes con jamón), Maurice Sendak (Donde viven los monstruos), Margaret Wise Brown (Buenas noches, luna), H.A. Rey (Jorge el Curioso), and Judith Viorst (Alexander y el día terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso). ¡Al Galope! captures the pure, universal visual fun of watching animals come to life, with the most energetic, sing-song text:
¿Puedes galopar como un caballo? ¡Cloc-cloc-cloc!¿Puedes correr como un perro? ¡Guau-guau-guau!
A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action—or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo!
Rufus Butler Seder is an optical genius whose first significant invention was Lifetiles, glass-walled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by. He's installed them at the National Cowgirl Museum, the Smithsonian, SeaWorld, Union Station, and other museums, aquariums, train stations, and ocean liners around the world. Next came Scanimation, and his company EyeThink, Inc., a business that produces a line of toys and gifts using technologies he's invented. Mr. Seder lives in Boston, Massachusetts.