Using only two words-Look and Out-Jeff Mack relates an adorably hilarious story about an attention-loving gorilla, a television-loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books. Simple in construct yet richly creative, this interactive and colorful tale will leave children laughing and loving books for years to come.
Jeff Mack studied hard, practised much and illustrated many
books written by other authors. Even though at first his own books
weren't published, now he has a lovely backlist of titles to be
proud of. His most recent picture book (published in the USA) was
Duck in the Fridge and he has also written several chapter
books for young and middle readers.
Jeff lives in Western Massachusetts where he continues to write and illustrate books, paint murals and visit schools and libraries to talk about his work.
Praise for LOOK!: An Amazon Best Book of the Month! * "The
slapstick action unfolds on linen-textured backgrounds, battered
vintage book covers, and the actual pages of a book--hat-tips to
the physicality of books that hint at a happy ending for
bibliophiles of all ages. Even if audiences miss these winks and
nods to the tactile pleasures of reading, they'll still love that
gorilla: hulking, eager-to-please and almost palpably furry, he'll
be welcome in any room."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"The personalities and emotions of the chunky, fluffy ape and the
TV-entranced boy nearly vibrate off the page. Look, indeed! An
energetic invitation to the joys of books."--Kirkus Reviews
"This is a fun read-aloud that will have children wanting to look
and look again."--School Library Journal
"Mack's gentle, cartoonish illustrations are cleverly drawn on old book covers and endpapers, a subtle detail that emphasizes the joy of reading, and with a playful two-word vocabulary, even the littlest readers will be able to get in on the fun."--Booklist
"Look! treads familiar metafictive ground in celebrating the pleasures of reading, but it manages to feel fresh nonetheless, with inventive use of controlled text, vibrant mixed-media art, and thoughtful design."--Horn Book