Fun with Hand Shadows

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Courier Corporation, Sep 12, 1996 - Games - 57 pages
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This charming book shows you how to have fun with a pastime that has delighted children and adults for generations: making shadow pictures on the wall with your hands and fingers.
Selected from the pages of two clever 19th-century picture books, 28 hand-shadow illustrations demonstrate how to create marvelous images of a goose, deer (with antlers), birds, a bunny, a dog, an elephant, a tortoise, and a host of other familiar creatures. For extra enjoyment, the illustrations are accompanied by lively, often hilarious verses by Frank Jacobs, whose zany humor and wacky parodies have appeared in numerous publications.
With this book and a bit of practice , you'll soon be delighting friends and relatives with an entertaining performance of shadow art.


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Franklin Jacobs was a writer and satirist, well-known for his work in Mad magazine. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 30, 1929. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and was editor of the campus humor magazine. He served in the Army, working as an editor and reporter for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes. His early career included working for a public relations firm, secretary to a press agent, and writing for Fish Gazette magazine. In 1957, Jacobs began writing for Mad magazine. His first pieces were published in the June 1957 issue. He stayed for 57 years. He mocked popular culture and politics, producing nearly 600 pieces, paperback books, and a biography of the founding publisher entitled, The Mad World of William M. Gaines. His last piece was published in 2014. Frank Jacobs died on April 7, 2021 in Tarzana, California. He was 91.

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