THE LOOK AGAIN. . . AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN BOOK by Beau Gardner

THE LOOK AGAIN. . . AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like The Turn About, Think About, Look About Book (1980): simple images that look like something different from each direction. But whereas most of the examples in the previous volume presented four recognizablse objects, that's true of only a minority here: the ""Teddy-bear foot,"" say, that turns into a ""Pipe bowl,"" a ""Periscope,"" and a ""Lamp."" Some combine the unrecognizable, the unknown, and the unimaginative: ""Finger holding fish hook, Horse's tail, Industrial hook, Captain Hook."" There's also a certain lameness about the play on forms: ""Jumping into a hole, Running into a cave, Toothache, Running out of a cave."" On the other hand, when ""Close-up view of an all-day sucker"" (yellow spiral, inside orange) ultimately becomes ""Yellow brick road,"" you've seen something. Partly the kind of rote tricksiness that exasperates, partly the kind of ingenuity that energizes.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1984
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard