Look (Hardcover)

Look Cover Image
By Fiona Woodcock, Fiona Woodcock (Illustrator)
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Description


Look! It’s a book!

Starring a brother and sister who go to the zoo, see kangaroos and baboons, and get to bring home balloons! Told entirely in words that contain a double o, this playful story is a great choice for emerging readers.

Bright illustrations and an engaging, interactive text will invite repeated readings. Hooray!

A brother and sister can’t wait to go to the zoo, where they have an exciting day ahead full of food, balloons, baboons, and so much more. This playful concept-and-story book is ideal for new readers.

Author-illustrator Fiona Woodcock’s spare text uses only words containing double o’s, an important concept for early literacy. Each word is cleverly woven into stunning illustrations. And it all ends with a bedtime book, of course. Good night!

About the Author


Fiona Woodcock knew from a very early age that she wanted to grow up and make art for a living. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, she has been living in London and working on animated films, commercials, and other illustration projects. Her pictures have a paper-based handmade origin, incorporating drawings made with children’s BLO pens, hand-cut stencils, and printing techniques. Her debut picture book, Hiding Heidi, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2017. A pair of celebratory New Year’s 2003 glasses served as the original inspiration for Look, since the double numbers transformed into double letters in her doodles. And once Fiona discovered that her own last name, Woodcock, contains a double OO, she was hooked! www.fionawoodcock.com



Fiona Woodcock knew from a very early age that she wanted to grow up and make art for a living. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, she has been living in London and working on animated films, commercials, and other illustration projects. Her pictures have a paper-based handmade origin, incorporating drawings made with children’s BLO pens, hand-cut stencils, and printing techniques. Her debut picture book, Hiding Heidi, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2017. A pair of celebratory New Year’s 2003 glasses served as the original inspiration for Look, since the double numbers transformed into double letters in her doodles. And once Fiona discovered that her own last name, Woodcock, contains a double OO, she was hooked! www.fionawoodcock.com

Praise For…


“With bright...illustration, Fiona Woodcock draws children’s attention to the surprising frequency of double-o’s in Look. ...[a] cheerful picture book.”
— Wall Street Journal

“Woodcock creates art that feels hand-crafted, warm, and extremely appealing. ...each spread [creates] its own tableau within a loose narrative structure. ...A delightful exploration of a thematic concept, exceptionally designed and thoroughly charming.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Clever and eye-catching...With its satisfying narrative arc and imaginative wordplay, this picture book is pretty cool.”
— The Horn Book

“This picture-book compendium of words with double oo’s finds visual fun in the letters’ shapes…made with hand-cut stencils and printing techniques, burst with playful energy…the scenes create an appealing visual game that will encourage kids to think about word patterns and, perhaps, draw their own spin-offs.”
— Publishers Weekly

“The ingenious story line becomes clear after just a few pages. ...Laid out on expansive light backgrounds, the artwork invites young readers to look and look again. Playful fun, this engaging read-aloud will be welcome in most collections.”
— School Library Journal

“Bright colors and simple shapes make Look delightfully appealing and cheerful, while its lights-out ending makes it an ideal bedtime book. Look is full of easy-to-learn sight words for beginning readers, and it will also find a home in classrooms. ...Even nonreaders can keep up with this book’s straightforward plot.”
— BookPage

“A picture book that takes as its text more than 30 words containing two consecutive Os sounds like breezy entertainment, but Fiona Woodcock’s art is worth a close inspection. ...Look is a toothsome and groovy book. Understood?”
— Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062644558
ISBN-10: 0062644556
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English