My Pop-up Surprise ABC

My Pop-up Surprise ABC

by Robert Crowther
     
 

Each letter in the alphabet book is presented in large, simple type, encouraging early reading readiness. Created by a bestselling master of the pop-up book, this bright and bold concept title is as energetic as preschoolers are themselves. Full color. See more details below

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Each letter in the alphabet book is presented in large, simple type, encouraging early reading readiness. Created by a bestselling master of the pop-up book, this bright and bold concept title is as energetic as preschoolers are themselves. Full color.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-KSmall fingers will have no problems with the large, easily manipulated flaps and pull tabs in these two offerings from a pioneering paper engineer. In ABC, Crowther puts two pop-ups on each page, one per letter, hiding them behind flaps that double as labels: "apple," "bed," "car," etc. 123 is even simpler, counting to 10 with one large number per page. Both books are replete with visual punch lines delivered with cleverly used movement: flowers grow as the "garden" flap is lowered, the "pencil" leaves a blue line as it shortens, a different season lurks behind each of "4 doors." The author places a diminutive, slightly concealed robot into each of his cartoon scenes, and finishes both titles effectively with a panoramic visual recapitulation. The display type is in lower case only, and "5 aeroplanes" may require some translation on this side of the pond, but the author's gift for inventive design will add ranks of post-toddlers to his legions of older fans.John Peters, New York Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
A tiny robot guides readers through this inventive pop-up alphabet book, by peeking around corners, popping up over pull- tabs, and materializing behind closed doors. Although the mechanisms that run this pop-up book are simple, they are put to use in many clever ways. For instance, the window for A says "apple." When the reader pulls on a tab, a shiny red apple with an ant on it appears. Folding over the flap with the apple reveals more ants, who have devoured the entire piece of fruit. X—for "X-ray"—shows the skeletons of not only a boy, but a mouse and the robot. Some actions are straightforward: a sun rises for S; a kite takes flight for K; a rainbow revolves on a wheel to fill the sky for R. Other actions are more involved: A zebra's stripes appear only when the darkness of night lifts, and what seems to be a pull-tab for "yoyo" is the toy itself, which descends on an elastic string. The pictures are bright and alive with bugs, kids, and pets, and readers who enjoy a hunt can track the little robot on every page.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531300381
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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