A flick book is a book with pictures that change slightly on each page, when the pages are turned quickly it gives the illusion of an animation appearing. All the pages must be turned at the same rapid speed for the animation to work.
The first Flick Book was made in September 1868 by John Barnes Linnett and it was called a Kineograph. A German film pioneer, Max Skladanowsky, first exhibited his photographic images in a flip book form in 1894. In 1897, Henry William Short made the Filoscope, which was a flip book in a metal holder to make flipping the pages easier.