EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler

EVERYDAY MYSTERIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the-Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. The categories are ""Part of the Whole,"" ""Surfaces Close Up,"" ""Cross Sections,"" ""Silhouettes,"" and ""Edges."" At the end of each section a small photograph of the object appears that provides useful context for the parts as well as answers for those who couldn't decipher the mystery picture. This layout makes the book awkward to use--readers have to find the answer pages while flipping back and forth to the photographs. The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Dutton