Flash Post: Take A Read On The Wild Side


What It Is: It…looks like a normal book, sort of? But really, it’s not. Get past the pebbled cover and you’ll be astounded as gazelles prance across the page, elephants flap their ears, and gorillas enjoy a mid-day snack. Confused? Welcome to the world of Scanimation® photicular technology, which makes seemingly still images come to life as your turn the page, a la Harry Potter. I strongly recommend a perusal of this video that showcases how the book works, because seriously, once you see the video you’ll be super eager to grab a copy of the book for yourself.  And what is the book about, technology aside? It’s a virtual safari, with fun yet fact-filled write-ups on what makes each of these creatures so unique and entrancing to us human-types. The content level is perfect for educating young ‘uns or simply leaving it out on your coffee table for readers of any age to enjoy. Seriously, this one is a really unique treat you guys.

Who It’s For: Your sibling that’s been to Africa and back, and would love a taste of a memorable trip. Your photography-loving mom, as a reinvented way to look at pictures. Your niece or nephew, to read with them before they go to bed and wait for Santa.

What It Costs: A relative bargain considering how cool it is – the list price is $28.95 but you can score it online for less than $20.

Where It’s At: Bookstores nationwide, although the above-quoted price of under $20 was found on Indigo.

Hmmm I must really like you guys this week, because I’ve got ANOTHER contest for you. I’m giving away one copy of Safari to a very lucky reader. Here’s how to enter:

1) Watch the aforementioned video above and leave a comment by December 6th with one of the animals featured in the video + who you’d give the book to if you won it (or if you’d keep it for yourself, greedy greedy!)

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 7th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: If you’re on GoodReads, you can earn a bonus entry. Track the book down on there, add it to your ‘to-read’ list and post a link to your list (on the page the book has been added to) to earn your bonus!

54 Responses to “Flash Post: Take A Read On The Wild Side”
  1. JENNIFER HART says:


  2. leah says:

    Really cool and engaging for young and old. I love the gorilla because he’s cute! I would give it to my son or a friend’s child. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  3. Holly Sproule says:

    The gorilla was my fav! And its on my to read list on goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4738662-holly-sproule?format=html&shelf=to-read

  4. marlene says:

    wOW – this is a really cool book -never have i seen this before.
    Loving the cheetah as I am a cat lover. My friend david would love this book – so this is who i would give this 2

  5. Frank says:

    great prize

  6. The cheetah running is really cool, with the gorilla chewing a close second. I think I’d give this to my brother for Christmas, as he’s impossible to buy for. And this is really unique.

  7. Dreena says:

    Super cool book. I like the rhino walking. I would give this book to my son; he’d find it interesting.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Dreena says:

    I’m on Goodreads as Dreena B and have added the book to my To Read shelf. I hope i did this correctly:

  9. Sean Pynaert says:

    I couldn’t see the video, but I like cheetahs, tigers, lions. I would keep the book for myself!

  10. Susan says:

    Wow — what a fabulous new book idea! I saw a leopard, gorilla and rhinoceros on the video clip. I would give this book to my sister-in-law who recently returned from Africa after doing mission work in an orphanage and was able to enjoy a one day safari.

  11. Susan says:

    I’m on Goodreads and have added Safari to my “to read” list. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3910106?shelf=to-read

  12. Sherry says:

    This sounds like a very interactive book that parents and kids could spend some quality time looking at together.

  13. Lori P says:

    I’ve got a relative who’s seriously into wildlife photography so that’s who’d get this book. I’m sure that especially the Rhinocerous photography would provide lots of inspiration!

  14. Lori P says:

    Added to my Goodreads “To Read” shelf.

  15. Dan says:

    I liked the cheetah. My 5 year old granddaughter would love this book so I would give it to her.

  16. Lyndsey Krepela says:

    This book is really cool. I like the Rhino running. I would give this book to my godfather who loves unique coffee table books.

  17. Patricia says:

    This sounds so interesting

  18. Hannah says:

    The rhino was soooo cool. I totally see the Harry Potter reference. Eek!

  19. mousecat says:

    I like the zebra! My son would love this book

  20. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the cheetah, and I’d give it to my partner’s parents 🙂

  21. angela mitchell says:

    There was a Zebra:) I would give ths book to my Nephews.

  22. intensev5 says:

    My fav. was the zebra — I would love to keep this for my home for the kids to also enjoy

  23. sonja says:

    love the ZEBRA AND THE GORILLA! My husband just returned from Africa a week ago. He would love this book!! HOPE I WIN!!!!

  24. Wendy says:

    I love these books that show action. The grandchildren get really excited and want to see it move over and over again

  25. Mark. Rutledge says:

    We saw the gorilla,s at the Torondo zoo this summer.It would be fantastic for my daughter Sara it see these fantastic beasts in their own natural habitat. The book would be for her.

  26. Evan says:

    Really enjoyed the gorilla. I would like to win a copy for my cousin. Thank you.

  27. Joan G says:

    The Cheetah is such a beautiful animal – my granddaughter would love this book, she’s an avid reader and an animal lover.

  28. Adina H. says:

    There’s a gorilla in the video. I would give the book to either my mother or my nephew since they would both find it *really* cool.

  29. Adina H. says:

    I added the book to my Goodreads to-read list, but I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see it with my privacy settings. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3231080?format=html&order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=date_added Maybe you can see my name as marking it to-read under the Community Activities at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14841553-safari?

  30. Burcu says:

    I love the cheetah and I would keep it myself

  31. alison k says:

    One of the animals featured in the video is the gorilla + I’d like to give the book to my little nephew, if I won it. I think he would enjoy the novelty & my parents would enjoy the fact it doesn’t need batteries 😉

    Bonus: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4908542?format=html&page=1&shelf=to-read (#1) / http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14841553 (not showing up yet).

    Thank you

  32. Elaine D says:

    This is a unique way of seeing pictures in a book. I like all kinds of animals but this contests said to choose one animal so it would have to be the rhino. I would give this book to my friend so we bought can enjoy it.

  33. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Absolutely love this book and would enjoy adding it to my “coffee-table ” collection 🙂

  34. Rhonda W G. says:

    Awesome…The gorilla stood out for me! I’d give this to my brother-in-law!

  35. favgreen says:

    Rhonda Way Greig marked as to-read:

    Safari: A Photicular Book
    by Carol Kaufmann

  36. lucy says:

    love this book

  37. Natalie says:

    The Gorilla is definitely my fave from the video. I would gift this book to a family or friend that let me stay at their place while visiting over the holidays.

  38. pacificnxnw says:

    The Cheetah’s awesome! I’d give this to my hubby!

  39. Dee B says:

    Wow, impressive video! I like the rhino, never imagined them running:) I would gift this to my Mom-she loves African art.

  40. stacey h says:

    i like the Zebra. i’d gift this to my niece & nephew – they love books on animals

  41. Kelly P says:

    I love these books! My hubby has a Star Wars one!
    The Gorilla is awesome, I have to say i’d keep this one for me-me-me!

  42. Nancy says:

    loved watching the video of this book, liked the gorilla best, would give it to my boyfriend.

  43. Margaret Imecs says:

    The Cheetah was my favourite. I would love to keep it, but my son is passionate about wildlife and winning this would the perfect Christmas gift.

  44. Jessica Lord says:

    The gorilla was my favorite. I would give the book to my baby girl as she loves animals.

  45. Pat B says:

    The gorilla is my fave – the book would be for my daughter

  46. aimee says:

    the gorilla would keep my kids attention

  47. Angela Gray says:

    Gorilla is my favorite for sure! I would give this to my husband. He is a huge animal lover and this would make a great Christmas present.

  48. Stacey says:

    The gorilla is cute! I would give this to my friend tash, she LOVES these kinds of animals!

  49. Mandy Rogasky says:

    There was a Rhino! I would give this book to my brother in law who just came back from Australia.

  50. Ali says:

    zebra! 🙂 I’d share it with my nephew!

  51. sarah p says:

    I love the gorilla 🙂 I would gift this to my niece and nephews, they are right around that age where they want to learn anything and everything .

    I am also on goodreads and added this book to my want to read shelf, oddball2003

  52. sarah snow says:

    Teehee, so cool. Gorillas 🙂 thanks!

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