B Is for Box -- The Happy Little Yellow Box: A Pop-Up Book
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B Is for Box -- The Happy Little Yellow Box: A Pop-Up Book

by David A. Carter
     
 
First opposites, now the alphabet! David A. Carter’s Happy Little Yellow Box is back in this highly interactive exploration of A to Z, with flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups galore!

The alphabet has never been more fun! In this highly interactive novelty book, David A. Carter’s Happy Little Yellow Box peeks in and out of the alphabet, hides under flaps, goes

Overview

First opposites, now the alphabet! David A. Carter’s Happy Little Yellow Box is back in this highly interactive exploration of A to Z, with flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups galore!

The alphabet has never been more fun! In this highly interactive novelty book, David A. Carter’s Happy Little Yellow Box peeks in and out of the alphabet, hides under flaps, goes up and down, and more! From a crawling caterpillar, to a meteor flying over the moon, to a wintertime wink, this book teaches the alphabet using a delightful smiling character and engaging elements such as pull-tabs, pop-ups and other moving parts.

As Publishers Weekly said in a starred review of The Happy Little Yellow Box, “readers’ smiles will match that of the box in this winning blend of minimalism, movement, and personality.”

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Sarah Harrison Smith
Though some of Carter's text is probably too sophisticated for lap-readers…it should keep their adults amused—always a good thing when children are likely to beg for repeated readings.
Publishers Weekly
★ 06/09/2014
The star of Carter’s The Happy Little Yellow Box pop-up, which covered opposites, returns in a pop-up alphabet book. The smiling box appears in 3-D pop-ups, hiding behind flaps, and moving down a “slippery slide” thanks to a pull-tab. Chalklike line drawings accompany brief alliterative phrases. “G is for gracefully growing grass,” writes Carter as readers pull a tab that makes the grass appear to grow (and reveals the box’s hiding spot). After children make a meteor shoot across the sky and assist the Happy Little Yellow Box in giving them a “wintertime wink,” Carter’s character won’t be the only one smiling. Ages 3–up. (July)
Kirkus Reviews
2014-10-15
First seen in The Happy Little Yellow Box (2011), the title character returns to demonstrate alliteration in this alphabetical outing.The smiling box is the only bit of color (aside from red directional arrows) in an A-to-Z progression that is otherwise all simple white lines in solid black fields. This makes it easy to spot, whether it's hiding in a pull-up clump of "gracefully growing grass," acting as the "exciting surprise" beneath an "egg"-shaped flap or taking a "joyful jump" at the end of a pull tab. A few exceptions aside, though—notably a dramatic final "Zoom" from behind a cloud—this is a lackadaisical effort that offers just five pop-ups; fully 15 letters come with no movable effect at all, not even a flap. Moreover, with the surreal exception of "P is for puffy planet," most of the exemplars are commonplace ("A is for apple and five ants"). "Q" is for a "quiet mouse"; "X" is for an "exercising X" (pull the tab, and it touches its toes—but it's all too easy to lose that tab under the page with use). F is for flop. (Pop-up alphabet book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481402958
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
610,937
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Carter is a master paper engineer and creator of the Bugs series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. Also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Color series, featuring One Red Dot, Blue 2, 600 Black Spots, Yellow Square, and White Noise, he lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.

David A. Carter is a master paper engineer and creator of the Bugs series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. Also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Color series, featuring One Red Dot, Blue 2, 600 Black Spots, Yellow Square, and White Noise, he lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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