Christmas Pop-up Present

Christmas Pop-up Present

by Susan Mitchell
     
 

A Christmas present to treasure forever! This unique, moveable holiday cube hides 24 compartments, each holding a secret three-dimensional treat. An amazing pop-up scene awaits as the finale to this visual puzzle masterpiece by paper engineering innovator Rives and illustrator Susan Mitchell. See more details below

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A Christmas present to treasure forever! This unique, moveable holiday cube hides 24 compartments, each holding a secret three-dimensional treat. An amazing pop-up scene awaits as the finale to this visual puzzle masterpiece by paper engineering innovator Rives and illustrator Susan Mitchell.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The Christmas Pop-up Present created by paper engineer John Rives, illus. by Susan Mitchell, is part Rubik's Cube, part advent calendar, part dollhouse. Tucked inside many of the smaller cubes within the main cube are mini-books and paper surprises and, once readers solve the final riddle, the cube divides in two to reveal a pop-up Christmas Eve scene within a cozy mouse house. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
What appears to be one large box formed of eight colorful cubes decorated with Christmas scenes turns out to open up in various configurations. Magically, once the boxes are spread out, the two ones on the end open further to reveal two scenes, a little two-story houses in whose three-dimensional rooms a mouse family sleeps, and another house as viewed from the rooftop down. Some of the cubes feature take-out items, such as tiny books while others show toys, mirrored trick images, or toys. The cardboard is fragile enough that very young children may need extra assistance so as not to tear the windows and doorways that open, or force the pull-down boxes. But older children will be amazed at the paper engineering and eager to show the rest of the family all of the features on this unique block. 2005, Little Simon, Ages 2 to 8.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689866432
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
3 Mini Books, 24 Moveable Cubes, Pull-ou
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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