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

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In Look-Alike Land, the more you look, the more you see! Using everything from acorns to zippers, artist Joan Steiner has created stunning three-dimensional scenes that will amaze and captivate puzzlers of all ages.
 

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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 October 17, 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies.

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Steiner transports readers to a fantastic city constructed out of everyday household items in this colorful and engaging picture book.

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Steiner brings the dazzling ingenuity of her debut, Look-Alikes (1998) to a series of less dense, but no less savory, sight games for younger children.

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In this dazzling debut, first-time picture book author/artist Steiner employs clever visual puns to create a whimsical parallel world. Using found objects, she painstakingly assembles three-dimensiona

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Several reissued picture books are just right for kids who love poring over detailed pages. The paper-over-board Look-Alikes: The More You Look, The More You See by Joan Steiner, first published in

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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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