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Wordless Wednesday: Zoom by Istvan Banyai

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Illustrated by Istvan Banyai
Published July 1, 1998 by Puffin
Topics/Genre: Wordless Picture Book, Mystery 
Ages: 3+
 
Zoom is a fun wordless picture book for all ages. The book gradually zooms out to show more of the story. It moves slowly step-by-step zooming out to reveal more. You may think you know where the story is going, but it always keeps you guessing what will be next. I don’t want to describe everywhere that Zoom takes you, since that would spoil it. The story starts at a small element then gradually moves to a more complex environment. Go ahead and guess where the next page zooms out. I included the first three pictures to get a taste of the fun, but it doesn’t wreck the surprises. If you enjoy Zoom the author wrote a similar book, Re-Zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Picture Book: Zoom

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Zoom

Written & Illustrated by Istvan Banyai 
Published  by Puffin on March 1, 1995
Ages: 5+
64 pages 

 

Zoom was my first wordless picture book experience that got me excited to read more. Each page in the book ‘zooms’ out into a bigger picture. You really don’t know what’s going to be the next zoom. I provided the first three pages that hopefully catch your interest and you’ll want to know the last zoom. I stated that the book is ages 5 and up, but really any age can enjoy these bright colors. It’s a great wordless book to use for teaching predictions, since you really need to guess what the next ‘zoom’ will be. Don’t worry, the first three pictures don’t destroy the wonder of this wordless picture book.

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