Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Educational and Unique Holiday Gift Idea: "Safari: A Photicular Book" and Motion-Slides!

"Safari: A Photicular BookNY Times best seller, by Dan Kainen, with text by Carol Kaufmann   Retail cost: $25.00
Published by Workman Publishing, “Safari: A Photicular Book” uses photicular technology to create film-like, fluid, full-color movie clips of African animals as one turns each page. The effect is magical and delights all ages, and additionally the text by Carol Kaufmann is fascinating and informative, making the perfect family book. It is available in stores and online.

Motion-Slides (Viewer and Interchangeable Slides)    Retail Cost: $25.00 for one viewer and a set of 10 slides
This amazing device allows the viewer to experience the same type of film-like, photicular images which inspired Workman Publishing’s “Safari: A Photicular Book”. As each postcard-sized Motion-Slide is slipped into the viewer, it comes to life in vivid, lifelike motion. Viewers and Slides can also be purchased individually. So far, there are 15 full color, wild animal images, including the Cheetah, Lion, Dolphin, Grizzly and Polar Bears, and Penguins. More wild animal images will be out very soon, as well as different categories of images, including sports, people, pets, and more. It is available directly from  "

What we thought:  This book is amazing!  Our entire family was impressed and intrigued with this review.  The photicular pictures are fantastic and they make each animal and their movements look so realistic.  It has proven to be an amazing teaching aid over and over again since we received it.  The book is full of great information and the kiddos never tire of watching the animals move in their natural environments.  Seriously, Dan Kainen is genius!  Our little ones LOVE learning about animals, it's definitely their favorite thing to study.  We are constantly watching documentaries on Animal Planet, Discovery and National Geographic.  When we read Safari for the first time, 4 year old D said "It's just like watching TV!" :) This book and the accompanying motion slides would make a fantastic gift for the animal lovers on your list, both young and old!  ABCD Diaries gives this Safari set and A+! 

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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.


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