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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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 17th 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1998)
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Val
Mar 15, 2009 Val rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents of pre-schoolers; "I Spy" fans
THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! I am so inspired by this book. I found this -- a "new" book in our pre-school Sunday School class. The idea of the book is that it is scenes made from objects -- but what you see is not what you get. The amazement is in figuring out the creative things every scene is made from. Trust me on this one, this is the kind of book that will fascinate the curious and creative. If you like the "I Spy" series, you'll love these. In a way though, I think this is better than ...more
Lauren
Nov 26, 2014 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a good 20 mins of seek and find fun - I don't know how the author/artist had the ability to create such details. You can even make up your own stories about the pictures and increase vocab by pointing out some really unusual objects and associating them with things they already know (that tower is made out of cookies or the ticket booth is part of a baby bottle).
Adairis Bautista
May 22, 2015 Adairis Bautista rated it it was amazing
When I was in primary school everyone wanted to read it, but the writing is not why this book is amazing, THE PICTURES ARE JUST AMAZING!!
Susan
Apr 02, 2010 Susan rated it it was amazing
I LOVE all Joan Steiner's books. They're non-verbal & really hone your attention to detail. I had fun watching adults and kids 'reading' the Christmas book. She uses so many amazing bits & pieces of real life things. Reindeer made with real wishbones & a peanut in the shell! Mountains made of white fluffy bras! This woman has an imagination that stimulates mine. My 3 year old granddaughter recognized her mom's black lipstick case in a stove pipe while I was insisted it was just a bla ...more
Kelly
May 21, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes series is a great resource in my preschool classroom. The children are drawn to it in the same way they love "I Spy" books (and games), but it offers the additional depth of helping children ask the question, "If I use my imagination, what ELSE could this object become?!" The books became a great reference and inspiration when helping kids do collage work with found materials. I try to have one or two books from the series in my classroom at any given time.
jacky
Nov 06, 2012 jacky rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Read this in the doctor's office while waiting to see if William had conjunctivitis. Its a very cool concept to look at how these made these realistic pictures out of other objects. However, it was not something the kids were ready for.
Dolly
Sep 21, 2008 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading to their children
Shelves: childrens, 2008
Interesting pictures that obviously took a long time and a lot of creativity to make. The girls liked the pictures, but it didn't hold their interest for long. We didn't even try to find all the things in the pictures.
Ed Smiley
Jan 21, 2011 Ed Smiley rated it it was amazing
This could be a puzzle book, an art book or a children's book.
Nothing but charm and whimsy.

It is such a rush to see the little things turn into something else.

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For some complex pictures try Look-Alikes by Joan Steiner. In the back of the book are some challenging searches for super sleuths.
Carter and Harrison
Jan 23, 2013 Carter and Harrison rated it it was amazing
The boys loved looking at this book and picking out hidden objects. The text wasn't bad either, so it was a good change-up for storytime.
Amanda
Mar 22, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amanda by: Tove
This was a birthday gift from Tove which I have spent a lot of quality time with over the years.
Glen
Aug 10, 2011 Glen added it
These are great! You can spend lots of time seeing what is used to create these detailed images...
Robin Allen
May 12, 2011 Robin Allen rated it it was amazing
When I'm stuck on a scene or plot point, Joan Steiner's Look-Alike books help me get unstuck.
Melissa
Jul 12, 2010 Melissa marked it as to-read
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