Following his hugely successful Funny Birds, Philippe UG has created a pop-up storybook filled with color, movement, shape, and charm. You don’t have to be an eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot caught in the rain—if, that is, the story is told in pop-up images by the brilliant Philippe UG. In his latest book, one of the world’s most imaginative paper artists delivers a delightful glimpse into the inner workings, movement, and emotion of a hapless robot. Once he gets wet, he goes to the doctor and voilà! His creaky gears are fixed, and the robot returns to his happy, finely tuned self. As readers turn the page, each ingeniously constructed spread explodes with brilliant hues, striking contours, and vivid personality. Quirky and inspiring, this book shows why pop-up art appeals to adults and children alike.
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Robots: Watch Out, Water About! based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I just love pop-up books! There aren’t many words in this book, but it still tells an adventure story. I’m a big fan of robots so I really liked this book and the pop-up images were 3D which was nice. The first page shows several robots, but they almost look like skyscrapers. One of the pages has mountains in the back made me think of a Minecraft world since the pop-ups were made with cubes. The words have a nice rhythm to them and they rhyme too. There are a lot of interjections included in the words which make the story a little bit like a poem. My favorite page has pop-up gears that spin as the page is opened or closed. It seems like it would be difficult to make that kind of a pop-up and the creator must be very talented. The story is about robots and water as the title says. The robots don’t like water because they are metal and metal rusts when wet. So the robots have to go to the doctor to get repaired. The last page will let the reader know if they are fixed or if the rain was too much for them. Children from age 3 through 8 would enjoy this book. Review by Hayden S, age 7, Southeastern Michigan Mensa