Saturday, November 7, 2009

It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph


It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph by Monica Kulling

George Eastman had to leave school early and get a job to help support his family. He decided he needed a hobby and he chose photography. Cameras were enormously heavy and pictures took a long time to develop and George decided to improve this. He did and history was made.

With pictures as clever as those in a child’s story book and with text as readable as a child’s story book, this book should easily appeal to children of all ages.
Here's a sample:
‘At the stone bridge, George had a brain wave. “Bunch together, everyone,” he shouted. “I’m going to take your photograph!”
“How exciting,” said the grocer.
“You betcha,” said the baker.
“I don’t know anyone who can take a photograph,” said the blacksmith.
“What’s a photograph?” asked the cobbler.’

Children’s comments:
There was some interest among the children for this book. They were interested in learning about the old days of photography. Most of the children rated it a 3, with a couple of 5’s.

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