It’s a Snap!: George Eastman’s First Photograph (Great Idea Series) Review

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“It’s a Snap!: George Eastman’s First Photograph” is a delightful and educational children’s book that introduces young readers to the fascinating story of George Eastman and the invention of the Kodak instant camera. The book, written by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Bill Slavin, is a part of the Great Idea Series and is a perfect blend of engaging storytelling and historical significance.

The book beautifully captures the journey of George Eastman, who, despite facing challenges, pursued his passion for photography and revolutionized the way pictures were taken and developed. The illustrations by Bill Slavin perfectly complement the narrative, making the story come alive for young readers.

One of the standout features of this book is its ability to present complex historical and technological concepts in a manner that is accessible and enjoyable for children. The storytelling approach, devoid of dry facts and dates, keeps the young readers engrossed while imparting valuable knowledge about the history of photography and the Kodak Company.


  • Engaging storytelling that captures the spirit of innovation and perseverance
  • Beautiful and lively illustrations that enhance the reading experience
  • Accessible presentation of historical and technological concepts
  • Encourages curiosity and interest in the history of photography


  • May not fully engage very young readers

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