It's a Snap!
It's a Snap!
George Eastman's First Photograph
Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887768811, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2009
George realized that not many people could own a camera they were too expensive and the size of today's microwave ovens But how could he make picture-taking easier? Eventually, George created dry plates, and they were such a success that he opened his own dry-plate company in 1881. But this was only the beginning George went on to invent film and the Brownie camera. The rest is history.
Monica Kulling's spunky, playful text is beautifully complemented by the stunning pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations of artist Bill Slavin. It's a Snap George Eastman's First Photo introduces a new series for Tundra the Great Idea Series a must-have for schools, libraries, and parents alike.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over seventy books for children, including The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore. He has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator s Award, the Blue Spruce Award, and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children s Literature, among many others. Bill Slavin lives in Millbrook, Ontario."
“[This] book will entertain and inform readers . . .This is terrific storytelling.”
— School Library Journal
“. . . a great way to introduce children to the wonders of photography.”
— Shutterbug Magazine