Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation

Greenwillow. Jan. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780063067394.
Gr 1-4–This story shines a light on artist, moviemaker, inventor, and trailblazer Lotte Reiniger. Born in Germany, Reiniger loved using paper and scissors to make beautiful art. One day her grandmother took her to the theater to see a silent movie. The child thought it was magical and decided that she wanted to make movies, making characters cut from paper called silhouettes. Winters and Schu do an excellent job in telling the story of Reiniger, who created the first animated film and is indirectly responsible for all of the animated cartoons and movies audiences have enjoyed for generations. It is story of hope, rejection, and determination, and is inspiring to all artists.
VERDICT A wonderful addition to public, school, and classroom collections.

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