Search Results: "Tana Hoban"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER, UNDER AND THROUGH by Tana Hoban
Released: March 26, 1973

"It's a small variation on a good idea, but whether it's worthwhile to Look Again and again is another question."
Tana Hoban's fifth album in the last four years has less of the dear-cut immediacy which usually identifies her work: there are fewer close-ups and still lifes, and most of the concepts are acted out by children at play. Read full book review >

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SHAPES AND THINGS by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 10, 1970

"The images are both material and dematerialized, and the familiar yields a startling beauty."
Things to identify, shapes to perceive: like John Reiss' Colors, this is an apparently simple, actually subtle aesthetic exercise. 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 >

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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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COUNT AND SEE by Tana Hoban
illustrated by Tana Hoban
Released: April 1, 1972

"Look and see."
As in Shapes and Things (1970) and Look Again (1971), Tana Hoban's photographs show you everyday objects in a way that seems to lift a film of familiarity from your eyes. Read full book review >

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COLORS EVERYWHERE by Tana Hoban
Released: May 1, 1995

"A convincing case. (Picture book. 2+)"
Hoban (Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes and Lines, 1992, etc.) wordlessly introduces children to the rich color palettes around them in an ingenious way. Read full book review >

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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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CONSTRUCTION ZONE by Tana Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"While not as tight as Hoban's other concept books, this will be a winner with kids who have devoured Byron Barton's Machines at Work, Anne Rockwell's Big Wheels, and B.G. Hennessy's Road Builders and who now want real pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
From Hoban (Just Look, 1996, etc.), a series of full-page color photographs of construction machinery at work, from a rubber-tired backhoe to a crane with clamshell bucket. Read full book review >

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SO MANY CIRCLES, SO MANY SQUARES by Tana Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Perhaps only city children will notice; aside from that, this is a tidy book, and one that puts across Hoban's undeviating message to look, and see. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hoban's wordless concept book of circles and squares is graced with thrilling full-color photographs but marred by a small, rude gesture in one picture. Read full book review >

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JUST LOOK by Tana Hoban
by Tana Hoban, illustrated by Tana Hoban
Released: April 1, 1996

"1988; Take Another Look, 1981) without enlarging on or varying it. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3+)"
Peep through a die-cut hole. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT WHERE by Tana Hoban
Released: April 26, 1991

"(Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
An innovative pictorial approach to prepositions: 15 of them are listed in the outside margins of the first and last pages here, so that they can be seen when the cropped, textless inner pages are turned, each displaying a single color photo that—in typical Hoban style—is intriguing for both subject and design and suggests several of the words: "above," "out," "through," etc. Much to consider, to learn, to discuss, and to enjoy. Read full book review >

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SPIRALS, CURVES, FANSHAPES AND LINES by Tana Hoban
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

Another fascinating collection of Hoban's provocative color photos. Read full book review >