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It begins with a rooster, and ends with our tiny planet Earth, just a dot hanging out in space.

An all-time favorite picture book, perfect for anyone with an intact imagination. ZOOM!, by acclaimed illustrator Istvan Banyai, takes the reader on an extraordinary, mind-bending journey. Each page spread of this wordless picture book sets a scene, and each following page reveals a little more of the previous picture, often with delightful and surprising results. A book that demands to be read forward AND backward, again and again.

--Matt, Longfellow Books

— From Matt Recommends!


As seen on the SERIAL podcast, season 2, episode 1 ("Dustwun")!

Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages.

"This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ingenious."-- The Horn Book

About the Author

Istvan Banyai is a commercial illustrator and animator as well as the author/illustrator of Zoom (Viking and Puffin) and REM (Viking). He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"Readers are in for a perpetually surprising-and even philosophical-adventure,"--Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books."—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140557749
ISBN-10: 0140557741
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 1998
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Picture Puffin Books