Guest Post by Christine Maurice
Great Pop-Up Books to Read with Your Children
Pop up books make some of our most beloved stories jump out of a book- literally! Aside from just being fun, they bring a whole new level of depth and understanding to illustration, and can help young children explain spatial concepts. The best part about them may be the enjoyment that your children can get while you share the magic of a pop-up book, with shapes, colors, and textures coming to life right in front of you. Here are some of the best pop-up books that you can enjoy reading with your child.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up
By: L. Frank Baum
Illustrated by : Robert Sabuda
This retelling of the classic story is a shorter version of the original text by L. Frank Baum. Robert Sabuda has put his paper-engineering talent to work showcasing the artwork and style of W. W. Denslow, in a stunning and magical creation that both you and your child are sure to love.
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Pop-up Aesop By: John Harris and Caleb Brown
Explore Aesop in this collection of 5 classic fables. This colorful and imaginative pop-up book is a bright new approach to some of life’s biggest lessons. An added blank section in the back allows your little one to create a fable of their own to illustrate.
Counting Creatures: Pop-up Animals from 1 to 100
By: Sophie and David Pelham
Renowned paper engineer David Pelham created this masterpiece with his daughter Sophie. It’s a stunning book with a variety of creatures that pop right out of the book to be counted. After “twenty”, the book begins counting in tens, to simplify the design and make it easier to reach the end. A brightly colored, fun filled adventure with a fantastic surprise at the end!
One Red Dot By: David A Carter
In this beautifully designed book, one single red dot is found hidden in each paper sculpture. The engineering involved in this book is simply amazing and the hunt for the elusive dot appeals to all ages. One bit of advice, you will definitely want to read this with your child- do not hand it to a toddler alone. The stunning sculptures are delicate, and should be handled with care.
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up
By: Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
Another amazing book featuring the work of Robert Sabuda. Dinosaurs abound in 35 exquisitely detailed pop-ups, with 4 mini fold-out pop up books in each spread. Not only is the artwork amazing, there are detailed and accurate descriptions and information accompanying each full scale sculpture. A truly amazing find for people of all ages!
The Wide- Mouthed Frog
By Keith Faulkner and Jonathon Lambers
This classic children’s parable is laid out in a delightful, whimsical and entertaining work of art. Join the wide-mouthed frog as he journeys through the swamp, introducing himself to all of his neighbors and learning about their favorite foods. Just watch out at the end, as the frog is in for an unpleasant surprise.
My Pop-up World Atlas
By Anita Ganeri and Stephen Waterhouse
Sit down and dive into this fun and colorful educational experience. With this pop-up book of world treasures, both you and your child will discover things you never knew about our world and the people in it. Full of facts and geographical details, each continent gets its own spread, complete with interactive pull tabs for more learning.
Having always enjoyed spending time with kids, Christine Maurice decided to work at Yabadoo, Australia’s entertainers for children. Her free time she usually spends blogging or reading self-improvement literature.