Books on Visual Spatial Thinking

In connection with the microscopy presentation


Hoban, Tana - author of more than 50 children’s books including the following:

Just Look-The reader views photographs of familiar objects, first through cut-out holes, then in their entirety.

Look Again! A book on nature photography-Look through the square cut in the page and see part of the photograph. Turn the page and experience the full concept of the picture.

Look Book-Full-color nature photographs are first viewed through a cut-out hole and then in their entirety.

Look! Look! Look!- Photographs of familiar objects are first viewed through a cut-out hole, then in their entirety.

Take Another Look!- By viewing nine subjects both in full-page photos and through die-cut pages, the reader learns that things may be perceived in different ways.

Look Up, Look Down-Photographs present objects and scenes from different perspectives, some viewed from below and some from above.

Other great children’s books:

Sanyai, Istvan. Zoom-A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys which is actually a picture on a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on.

Day, Trevor, et al. Youch! Real life monsters up close-Close-up photographs and text about dangerous insects, snakes, reptiles, fish, and other animals. Includes movable flaps.

Janulewicz, Mike, et al. Yikes! Your body up close! -Microphotographs of the human body show skin, teeth, blood, bones, eyes, the stomach, and more in magnificent detail.

Snedden, Robert, et al. Yuck! A big book of little horrors-"Micromarvels in, on, and around you!"