One Red Dot: A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages
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One Red Dot: A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages

by David A. Carter
     
 

A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™
One Red Dot
A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages
by David A. Carter

One Red Dot is a stunning tour de force from David A. Carter, the creator of the bestselling Bugs in a Box® books.
Each of the ten magnificent pop-up sculptures challenges readers to find the one red dot. From the

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A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™
One Red Dot
A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages
by David A. Carter

One Red Dot is a stunning tour de force from David A. Carter, the creator of the bestselling Bugs in a Box® books.
Each of the ten magnificent pop-up sculptures challenges readers to find the one red dot. From the flip-flop flaps to the whimsical wiggle-wobble widgets, each page is an original piece of artwork to cherish and admire.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Pages with pop-ups, pull tabs and much more are all the rage this fall. Part Rubik's Cube, part seek-and-find, with influences by Jonathan Calder and Joan Miro, One Red Dot by David A. Carter invites readers to count to 10 and find the "one red dot" on every page. In a palette of blue, yellow, black, white and of course red, every spread bursts open with something magical, such as "eight obedient orbs" that resemble an extravagant snowman, or "nine nimble nines" with a tree bearing the fruit of numeral nines (and naturally, "one red dot" on each). This ingenious pop-up is truly for all ages. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Every once in a while Little Simon publishes what they call "A Classic Collectible Pop-Up" and this book is one of them. Designed, illustrated and paper engineered by one of the outstanding artists in this genre, One Red Dot is not a story at all. It is a tour de force of movable paper sculpture. There are nine spreads filled with whimsical and amazing forms to carry forward a passage through the numbers from one to ten, each number presented in different way, and each one displaying one red dot—if you can find it. From the first page, "One perplexing puzzle box," to the last, "Ten coiling curlycues," each page brings a smile and curiosity as to how it was achieved. With a pull of the tab on the right edge on one of the pages, five yellow circles move across the page in opposite directions. Young readers will be entertained by the movements; older ones will be fascinated by the mechanics. 2005, Little Simon, Ages 4 up.
—Eleanor Heldrich
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A graphically bold pop-up book that entices readers to find the one red dot that is hidden on each paper sculpture. Going from 1 to 10, Carter creates a visual hide-and-seek game, ranging from "flip-flop flaps" to "fluttering flicker clickers" that really click to orbs that tower above the page. Bold primary colors and a silver-black text give the book a very slick, modern feel. However, because of its delicate nature, it won't withstand repeated circulation. Save it for storytimes, classroom use, or special collections.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Carter's fabulous homage to paper engineering (that doubles as a counting book) features ten intricate paper sculptures or interactive devices and a special charge for readers: Find the one red dot in each. (For the record, "red" here is actually a pinky-orange neon found in poster-paint kits and on roadside workers.) The first paper construction is "One perplexing puzzle box." Indeed. As readers open the page, up pops a box sprouting dot-ridden tendrils. The red dot is not that easy to locate-it's on one of 32 protruding flaps. The next paper sculpture features "Two twisting twirly gigs" and of course, "one red dot." Three burning baskets follow, then four flip-flop flaps, five wiggle-wobble widgets, six fluttering flicker clickers (a spectacular fusion of sound and motion!), seven bouncing blue spots, eight obedient orbs (the biggest made with 18 intersecting paper circles), nine nimble nines (hanging from a lovely black tree) and ten coiling curlycues. All with one red dot, of course. While it won't withstand abuse, it does seem sturdily constructed. Fun! (Pop-up. 4+)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689877698
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
09/20/2005
Series:
Classic Collectible Pop-Up Series
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
296,548
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 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.

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