Search Results: "Tana Hoban"


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EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE by Tana Hoban
Released: Sept. 24, 1991

"Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind."
Again selecting an intriguing variety of subjects from city and country—and presenting both animate and inanimate objects with a delightful use of color—this fine photographer pairs uncaptioned images that explore the concept of opposites. Read full book review >

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I READ SIGNS; I READ SYMBOLS by Tana Hoban
Released: Oct. 17, 1983

"Both are simple, instructive, and dazzling."
Spanking, bold, head-on images—that put other sign-displays in the shade. Read full book review >

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BIG ONES, LITTLE ONES by Tana Hoban
Released: May 16, 1976

"Nevertheless, you've seen better animal portraits (if you still have Ylla's Animal Babies, take another look). As for the concept, big and little as a comparative 'relationship,' the idea isn't developed; it's simply reiterated through bear and cub, sheep and lamb, camel and baby camel, etc. On the scale of Tana Hoban's previous work, rate this little. . . though its diminutive appeal can't be entirely dismissed."
Only a heart of ice can be indifferent to zoo babies, and there are several show stealers here, among them a duckling captured in mid-sprawl and a dignified zebra colt. Read full book review >

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OF COLORS AND THINGS by Tana Hoban
Released: April 25, 1989

"Fine as a lap book or for sharing with a group; a treasure no library serving preschoolers should forgo."
Photographs in each quadrant of a page—intersected by a cross in the photos' dominant color—will serve as springboard to discussion of color, shape, utility, similarity, and a multitude of other subjects. Read full book review >

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TAKE ANOTHER LOOK by Tana Hoban
Released: Feb. 1, 1981

"There's still some pleasure in the encounter, of course, but less variety, imagination, or resonance."
Perhaps the magic of Tana Hoban's Look Again!, a 1971 event, was not to be recaptured: that first glimpse, through a die-cut hole, of a fuzzy, starry, mysterious something; overleaf, the perfect head of a dandelion gone to seed; on the reverse, an intent black child, lips pursed, blowing. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES, TRIANGLES AND SQUARES by Tana Hoban
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"This could just as well be a lesson in basic photography or design as an exercise in geometrical form—in any case it's a real eye opener."
Hoban's use of her camera to express basic concepts has become progressively more abstract and less dogmatic. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 1972

"A turtle's head is photographed in and out of its shell, and a vegetable basket is at first empty, then full of mushrooms; together and apart are neatly demonstrated by the wooden pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, whole and broken by two luminously perfect, then palpably viscous eggs — and so on with Hoban's usual stunning effects."
More of Tana Hoban's Shapes and Things, paired this time to illustrate the concept of opposites. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE KITTEN by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 13, 1979

One Little Kitten goes Over, Under & Through, as it were. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS by Tana Hoban
Released: March 19, 1990

"Although the subjects will appeal to young children, there's nothing here to limit its appeal to them."
Another assembly of mind-expanding images from a gifted photographer who now has at least 24 fine concept books for children to her credit. Read full book review >

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IS IT LARGER?  IS IT SMALLER? by Tana Hoban
Released: April 15, 1985

Relative size is the concept unifying Hoban's latest collection of eye-filling photos. Read full book review >

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1, 2, 3 BOARD BOOK; WHAT IS IT? by Tana Hoban
Released: March 1, 1985

"But for display, or for the diversion of visiting tots, it's worth considering—while parents, caretakers, and kin will seize upon the books—especially 1, 2, 3: a looking-and-learning knockout with its red numerals, number-words, and dots-to-count."
Once there was a squarish book, of simple color photographs of familiar nursery objects, that endured for decades because it was so unequivocally and unsurpassingly a first book. Read full book review >

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LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 1, 1988

"This should also prove stimulating to older children, and will be of use in language development."
A fine photographer noted for her concept books has devised another way to challenge children's visual imaginations: windows cut in shiny black pages frame intriguing fragments of photographs that can be seen entire by turning the page; the verso of the whole photo is another photo of the same subject from a greater distance, expanding understanding of the subject and making an opportunity for another framed detail through the verso of the next window page. Read full book review >