Look-Alikes Christmas by Joan Steiner
The More You Look, the More You See!

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Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct nine three-dimensional Christmas scenes, including a cathedral, Nutcracker ballet, and Santa's workshop.
 

About Joan Steiner

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Joan Steiner is a graduate of Barnard College and a self-taught artist. Her two previous Look-Alikes books have sold more than one million copies and been published in sixteen countries around the world. Ms. Steiner is the recipient of numerous art and design awards, including a Society of Illustrators Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
 
Published September 30, 2003 by Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown and Company. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Eagle-eyed readers rejoice! There's more to Christmas than meets the eye in Steiner's latest Look-Alikes collection of astounding 3-D assemblages. Cauliflower florets, coin wrappers, pretze

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This absorbing workbook compiles three-dimensional dioramas from previous Look-Alikes titles, which substitute unlikely, common objects for similar-looking items (an oven mitt becomes a chair, a spiral notebook the roof of a house).

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The paper-over-board Look-Alikes: The More You Look, The More You See by Joan Steiner, first published in 1998, collects 11 photographic scenes of a train station, a city, a general store, a park, a circus and more, each composed of hundreds of everyday objects used in unexpected ways.

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Rhyming couplets introduce each scene, clueing readers in to one of the visual ringers (""Here's the school bus, right on time./ Each rearview mirror looks like a DIME"") and setting them up to hunt for more (some 50 appear in each photograph).

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Dog biscuits laid end-to-end form the brick-like facade of yet another building, while at a park, a shoehorn ""slide"" and a sandbox made from an inverted tambourine abut a ""water fountain"" that's really a shell perched atop a chess piece.

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A minimum of 100 objects makes up each of the nine settings (e.g., transporting the audience to a performance of the Nutcracker ballet, Santa's workshop and an ornate cathedral where readers seem to stand before its stained-glass windows), and avid fans will want to seek them all.

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