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Outback : the amazing animals of Australia / created by Dan Kainen ; written by Ella Morton.

Kainen, Dan, (creator.). Morton, Ella, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hendrum LINK Site 591.994 KAI (Text) 33500013148515 New Checked out 02/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781523508235
  • ISBN: 152350823X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A photicular book."
Summary, etc.:
"Using Photicular® technology that's like a 3-D movie on the page, OUTBACK whisks you to the vast, remote world of wild Australia, where heat waves dance forever and animals, isolated by the vagaries of continental drift, are unlike those found anywhere else on Earth. Each moving image delivers a rich, immersive visual experience--and the result is breathtaking. The kangaroo hops. A wombat waddles. The frilled lizard races on two legs across the desert floor. A peacock spider dances and shows off its vibrant colors. Experience it for yourself!"

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Like analog gifs, the specialized lenticular photo illustrations in this "photicular" book respond to the page's movement. For instance, a slow page turn will set a kangaroo hopping, a galah sharpening its beak, a wombat waddling, or a peacock spider flashing its colors, while a fast one sends a frilled lizard, echidna, and camel racing. This mesmerizing feature is a draw for readers of all ages, but the more sophisticated text makes this collection of Australian animals most appropriate for upper-elementary-schoolers. A few pages of informational text preface the animal profiles, which pair a page of text with a moving image. Sheer delight! Grades 2-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dan Kainen is an artist, designer, and inventor living in New York City. He is the creator of the bestselling Photicular books Safari, Ocean, Polar, Jungle, Wild, and Dinosaur. His website is

While working with some of the pioneers of holography, Dan created a special spotlight that was used by Soho&;s Museum of Holography to light holograms. The related field of holography led to Dan&;s interest in lenticular art and, in turn, after nearly a decade of research and experimentation, to the creation of his &;Motion Viewer,&; his third patent in that field and the inspiration for Safari and the other Photicular books.

Ella Morton is a New Zealand-born, Australia-raised, Brooklyn-based writer, focusing on overlooked aspects of history and culture. After covering consumer technology at CNET she hosted Rocketboom NYC, a web show about New York&;s quirkier people and places. Her most popular interview was a chat with Cookie Monster on the set of Sesame Street. Ella was associate editor at, where she wrote about such topics as tobacco smoke enemas, Victorian streaming music services, and the etiquette of marrying a ghost.

Subject: Animals > Australia.
Animals > Australia > Pictorial works.
Photicular books.
Genre: Pictorial works.
Toy and movable books.
Instructional and educational works.

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