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Title:
Look-alikes Christmas
Author:
Steiner, Joan (Joan Catherine)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Summary:
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. Includes an interview with the artist and instructions for making "Look-Alikes" Christmas decorations.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley books".
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780316811873
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Joan Steiner was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After receiving degrees at Barnard College and the University of Chicago, she began her art career by creating one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. She was the illustrator and creator of the Look-Alikes series. Her first book, Look-Alikes, was published in 1998. The book, and the other books in the series, featured three-dimensional collages that turned everyday objects like razors, coffeepots, or vegetables into everyday scenes such as a train station, city street, general store, park, and zoo. Her other works include Look-Alikes Jr., Look-Alikes Christmas, and Look-Alikes Around the World. She won numerous art and design awards including a Society of Illustrators Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She died of cancer on September 8, 2010.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

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, pretzels, buttons, mouse traps and dog biscuits are among the objects that comprise the intricately constructed scenes photographed here. 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. Instructions for making gift-worthy look-alikes at home, an extensive "answer key" to identify the various items throughout, and a behind-the-scenes q&a with Steiner conclude this eye-popping volume. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-Steiner continues her popular series in which simple verses challenge readers to identify thousands of everyday objects on oversized spreads. What is unique and delightful is that the everyday objects are playing new roles in these photographed vignettes: a loaf of bread is a tunnel, long human hair is a curtain, kidney beans are fireplace bricks, a bar of soap is a footstool. The nine assemblages include scenes from The Nutcracker, grandma's kitchen, and New Year's Eve. Steiner also offers instructions for making ornaments and edible treats, and an interview in which she answers such questions as, "What is the most unusual thing you've ever used?" (Deer vertebrae; a hand grenade). In both presentation and delivery, this is clever, ingenious, and fun both for readers and nonreaders, and for sharing or for browsing alone.-M. W. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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