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Look . . . Look Again! #2020

Look Look Again A pizza a moon and a balloon will never look the same For twentyfive years John O Brien has contributed quirky and one of a kind cartoons to the pages of the New Yorker Now readers are invited into

  • Title: Look . . . Look Again!
  • Author: John O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9781590788943
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Look . . . Look Again! By John O'Brien, A pizza, a moon, and a balloon will never look the same For twentyfive years, John O Brien has contributed quirky and one of a kind cartoons to the pages of the New Yorker Now readers are invited into O Brien s lopsided universe with a hilarious collection of cartoons created especially for this volume A farmer, a knight, a clown, and other off the wall characters findA pizza, a moon, and a balloon will never look the same For twentyfive years, John O Brien has contributed quirky and one of a kind cartoons to the pages of the New Yorker Now readers are invited into O Brien s lopsided universe with a hilarious collection of cartoons created especially for this volume A farmer, a knight, a clown, and other off the wall characters find themselves in an absurd world where the moon is a Frisbee and a hungry pizza may gobble them up Visual gags will tickle readers funny bones and tease their brains, sometimes all at once Humor fans can expect the unexpected in this wildly entertaining cartoon collection from a brilliant comic mind.

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    1. A pizza eats the chef who made it A professionally uniformed doorman stands near an entrance merely to activate the automatic door for people Two knights use their jousting lances to knit a sweater New Yorker Cartoonist John O Brien uses his unique illustration style to depict over fifty pages of mostly wordless punch lines Some of the sequences are clever plays on perspective and the assumptions viewers make about the images they are looking at Some of the sequences are plays on words Some of t [...]

    2. short comics using visual puns that often work with word puns, which makes one s brain fizz delightfully there are themed chapters cows, doormen, woodsman, knights Really an all ages book.

    3. This book of cartoons is a frolic through the unexpected, yet familiar While the book is targeted to an audience of young people one better Look Look Again The dairy farmer, chef, woodsmen, knight, doorman and clown suggest familiar images from the annals of children s literature And those vehicles provide a starting point for some twisted visual interpretations that may cause everything from subtle smirks to uproarious gut busting belly laughs.To be sure, the cartoons are exciting and provide a [...]

    4. This book was very interesting It is the first I have read by this author and I think I will be looking for While my kids are too young to get it, I did and it was very interesting to see how such simple words and phrases can be altered with pictures to seem amusing than what is normally intended Not only were the pictures fun, but the details in them were just great, especially on the trees I think My favorite page was the one titled The Holler Tree, I couldn t stop giggling because it wasn t [...]

    5. This book is kind of like a series of puns and irony, playing on the audience s expectations They remind me of the small throw away panels in MAD magazine While in the magazine they are funny to find at the bottom of a page or on the back cover, an entire book of these, one right after another, gets old quick The author relies on the same old joke so that the audience comes to expect the twist which ruins the entire irony the author was aiming for If the whole gimmick is to give the reader what [...]

    6. Grades 4 and up While this isn t the in your face humor of Garfield or other popular comic strips, a certain audience will appreciate O Brien s delightful and thought provoking cartoons The cleverness is subtle enough that readers might have to study the panels on each two page spread before understanding the sly message that O Brien is sending through unexpected shifts in perspective or plays on words This collection of cartoons from New Yorker artist O Brien is divided into six sections, each [...]

    7. A moon becomes a Frisbee becomes and a farmer milks a Moo speech bubble in the absence of udders A turkey is played table side by a skillful chef while the wait staff stand by ready to besiege the next patron This one is too much fun to miss Thanks to my book buddy, Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, for sending this collection along to me When I get the official release of this book, I am taking an pair of scissors to this this ARC to use the individual panels as writing prompts to jump start creative energ [...]

    8. My library had this in the new kids books The cover, which is cool, did not suggest a collection of New Yorker esque cartoons I loved them, mind you, and there s nothing that makes it inappropriate for kids, but I ll be sure and point out to the librarians that there isn t anything particularly kiddish about it Reminds me of Gary Larson than anyone else.Library copy.

    9. This little gem defies the catagories I have defined as my shelves So far, it s great, no matter how you shelve it I can t wait to take the rest of it home to absorb the witty wordless and nearly wordless short stories in this collection New Yorker contributor John O Brien would probalby be comfortable in the comics than in chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, etc but it s no suprise his stories are immense in just a few careful panels of tetured art.

    10. A book that demands readers LOOK AGAIN O Brien s book is comprised of short comics featuring characters such as a knight, clown, farmer in situations that cause the reader to look closely at the image to catch the humor My favorite was the letters of the word FLY being scooped out of a customer s bowl of alphabet soup by a waiter.

    11. At first, I thought it was a weird book, but then I got it It would be fun for kids to read that like or are learning about play on words and figurative language It s a book that has a title for each page and 4 cartoons describing the title literally than the figurative way the phrase is usually meant I recommend for 4th grade and up, the little kids won t get it.

    12. Not sure exactly how to describe this book but it is hysterical and one of those that you can look at several times and get something different each time O Brien has a delightfully odd sense of humor.

    13. This is a fun introduction to surrealist humor for elementary school aged kids Most of the jokes will probably go over younger tots heads Vegan parents note Some of the comics include a cow being milked and a large cooked bird.

    14. I wasn t sure what this book was about when I picked it up What a fun read Each page builds upon a premise such that you think you know what will happen, but then it s switched to a different story Handing off to my sons now to see what they think.

    15. This is an almost wordless comic book that is best enjoyed in small doses Although not my favorite format, the comics are a good avenue to teach inferencing and double meanings.

    16. If you read the New Yorker cartoons these will be a familiar format Not a book for younger children but older children will enjoy finding the humor in this unusual book of cartoons.

    17. Look Look Again by John O Brien cartoons interesting and hilarious I love looking at things from different perspectives This book made my son and I laugh aloud with every turn of the page.

    18. Books with little or now wordsmis was amusing, but I Think it is better for TweensI don t know if my age group would appreciate it.

    19. Punny, but not requiring a strong understanding of the English language as most punny books If that makes sense.

    20. I enjoyed this bizarre comic collection which turns familiar, often predictable scenarios into delightful surprises Quirky book for quirky readers

    21. Almost wordless comic panels, with everyday animals, people or objects turned on their heads to become unusual and unusually funny.

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