Robert Crowther's Amazing Pop-Up Big Machinesby Robert Crowther
When is a pop-up book not a pop-up book? When it’s also a play space, promising hours of fun! Master paper engineer Robert Crowther has outdone himself with this celebration of captivating machines,/b>
Come to the construction site and try your hand at operating the big machines with the help of amazing pop-ups, pull-out play pieces, and plenty more.
When is a pop-up book not a pop-up book? When it’s also a play space, promising hours of fun! Master paper engineer Robert Crowther has outdone himself with this celebration of captivating machines, each commanding its own space: a dump truck, bulldozer, tractor, forklift, and tower crane. Included on each spread:
* One giant pop-up machine with movable parts (and some smaller machines, too)
* A fascinating description of what the machine is and what it can do
* A fact file of cool details such as measurements and weights
* A pouch containing pull-out, easy-to-construct items such as boxes and bricks
* Tips on how to work the big machine — and get busy playing! (Sound effects to be happily provided by users.)
- Candlewick Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 10.50(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Robert Crowther is the renowned creator of a four-book transportation series as well as numerous other pop-up books, including Robert Crowther’s Amazing Pop-up House of Inventions, The Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Alphabet Book, and The Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Numbers Book. He lives in Norfolk, England.
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This is a great book for boys who love the big machines. My 4-year-old grandson was fascinated watching them open up, and also trying the little interactive things with each. The pop-ups are sturdy stock, full color and amazingly complex. The first time we just looked at the main big pop-up per page, but the smaller pop-up flaps and the text provide ample fodder for additional viewings. It will likely hold interest for up to age 8-9.
Nothing is more exciting than opening up a book and having magnificent "stuff" pop up at you in glorious 3D fashion. Kids will get very excited reading this book and interacting in its play space. If your child loves big, powerful, mighty machines then this book is just the thing to present to him (or her). The book is full of information regarding the machines and engineered paper models of a dump truck, bulldozer, tractor, forklift, and a huge tower crane come to life and lift right out of the page as each page is turned. The machines have moveable parts with add-ons stuffed in pockets on that page, that you can pull out, fill up, hook onto but most of all play with, to your heart's content. Your child will have such fun putting things together and supplying the audio needed to make the construction site come to life . This amazing book was created by one of the master paper engineers, Robert Crowther. His first book, "The Amazing Hide-and-Seek Alphabet", was originally published in 1977 and is still an international best seller. His most recent pop-ups are a series of transport books including Trains, Ships, Flight and Cars. You can check the contents of this book out on YouTube.
I purchased this book as a gift for my grandson Sammy who LOVES anything that has to do with transportation and construction. I spent a bit of time looking thru this book and I know that Sammy will LOVE it. The pop-ups are incredible and along with the little pouches of extra's this book will bring hours of fun for Sammy. If you know a child or adult who like pop-up books then any one of this author's books would make a perfect gift. My next purchase will be "Amazing Pop-Up Trucks" and I'm sure it won't stop there Kudos to Robert Crowther and his fabulous artistry.