Cover image for Look-alikes
Steiner, Joan (Joan Catherine)
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown, [2004?]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct twelve three-dimensional scenes in Lookalike Land.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley Books."

Reprint. Originally published: c1998.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 29487.
Added Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Dudley Branch Library GV1507.P47 S74 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library GV1507.P47 S74 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize

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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.

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)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

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 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. A giant coffeepot becomes a train engine, razors resemble vacuum cleaners, and a tambourine transforms into a sandbox. A complete list of look-alikes provides an answer key at the end of the book. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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