Look! A Book!


A crazy book with things to see. A wild wacky picture spree! Discover lots of zany stuff, Seek-and-find—more than enough! Hidden ghosts and pizza planes, underwater subway trains! Not a lot of words to read. The pictures here are all you’ll need! So settle back, enjoy this book, And let your eyeballs…have a Look!

Go on a crazy seek-and-find adventure in Look! A Book!, a new picture book from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die-cuts on every page draw readers into each themed scene and invite them to find the items hidden within the elaborately detailed spreads. From underwater worlds, to haunted houses and tree-top towns, there are endless details for readers to search for and discover. This inventive picture book format will have kids hooked from the very first die-cut page all the way through to the end where a gate-fold finale challenges them to go back for yet another look and even more surprises.

Bob is best-known and widely celebrated for his picture books and this visual feast is some of his most exciting and creative work to date!



North American publisher: LB Kids

Foreign Rights: LB Kids, Kristen Dulaney (Kristin.Damrau@hbgusa.com)

Foreign Rights sold: Dutch to Uitgeverij Lemniscaat; French to Editions Gründ; Japanese to Shogakukan; Russian to Mann-Ivanov-Ferber

Film Rights: Gillian MacKenzie (gmackenzie@gillianmackenzieagency.com)



Gold-medal winner of the 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards

Best of 2011 by OhDeeDoh


"This book will be a sure hit with young readers, and if my children are any indication, it will be read countless times and become a favorite. A terrific book that will attract children to the wonderful world of books, this one is a must for your collection! Highly Recommended." -- Library Media Connection


"Staake's spreads are crammed with so much good cheer that it's almost impossible to look at them without smiling... Kids will love the robots and the wacky machines, and adults will appreciate the asides... Likely to have a long stay in the bedtime pile."
-- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


"It is a good thing that the publisher chose to make this book with a glossy, sturdy cardboardlike paper because sticky little hands will be giving it a real workout...The pages are bursting with colorful and wacky things to find... What fun to hunt and hunt and be able to say, “Here it is!”... This clever, engaging, and fun selection is great for family sharing." -- School Library Journal


"An ebullient, witty title that children will return to again and again." -- Booklist


"My seven-year-old daughter and I had a great time going through this visual treat."
-- from Boing Boing's featured preview


"The text is good fun but it is Staake’s fanciful illustrations that steal the show. Each page bursts with colour, zany characters and kooky things." -- Babyology


A "best new book" on NewParent.com


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