Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs

Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs

A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems like you can't read it, but you can. Once the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place, you will understand it a A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's ...

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Title:Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs
Author:Xu Bing
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0451473779
Format Type:Hardcover

Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs Reviews

  • Joshua
    Oct 13, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Rebecca
    Sep 20, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

  • Marianne
    Jan 28, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Amy
    Nov 19, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Bill
    Oct 24, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

  • Nicole
    Dec 19, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Jayanne
    Nov 07, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Connie T.
    Dec 28, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

  • Kimberly
    Feb 02, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

  • Edward Sullivan
    Jan 01, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

  • Marcie
    Dec 20, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

  • Carol
    Jan 11, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Laretta
    Nov 30, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Shanyn
    Dec 14, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Emily
    Jan 01, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

  • Mary Hamer
    Feb 12, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Shar
    Feb 02, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

  • Lynn
    Dec 01, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

  • Linsey Taylor
    Feb 13, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Andréa
    Dec 02, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Joanna
    Jan 10, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Tori Sachtleben
    Nov 25, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Carlos
    Jan 18, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Carol Sundell
    Feb 14, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Amy
    Jan 24, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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  • Mary Napoli
    Dec 17, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Shun-Sho
    Dec 13, 2017

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Alia
    Jan 06, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

  • Debby Baumgartner
    Jan 12, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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  • Lara Samuels
    Jan 21, 2018

    Bing created a clever way to write words called 'square word calligraphy' (do a search!). There are text books and workbooks, and now a children's book with American folklore songs and a few Chinese words. I figured out quickly how to read the words (and identify the songs), but didn't...

    I was attracted to this book's use of what looks like Chinese calligraphy to write in code. Using song lyrics as the text makes it easier to decode the messages but once you figure out which song it is, there isn't much incentive to decode all the words. The use of song lyrics also add...

    Hmmm. I'm not sure what the point of this is? Some of the songs are immediately identifiable just from the illustrations, while others had my scratching my head for a few minutes. But...what is a child supposed to take away from this? ...

    This is neat. My friend had to help me but once I got it...! Fascinating & unique concept. ...

    Square letter calligraphy that depicts codes of classic children's songs (American and Chinese). Engaging puzzle text that could be good for a STEM activity. Gr. 2-5. ...

    What a unique book. It was fun although easy for me. Might be great fun for music teachers. ...

    This was ridiculously harder than I thought it would be. ...

    Terrific artist. Not so terrific picturebook. ...

    Beautiful art but otherwise unsuccessful. ...

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    Publisher's description: "A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American songs, all in an innovative book by one of the world's foremost contemporary artists. Every page of this book is filled with secret code. It seems like Chinese calligraphy, but it's not. It seems...

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