Monday, December 3, 2012

5 Fun Pop-up Books for the Holidays

Pop-up books make great additions to your home library. Not only can you enjoy an interactive story time with your children, but you can settle them down with the books to explore on their own while you get something done (like make dinner!). The following pop-up books would make wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah presents, either for your own kids or for your extended family or co-op friends.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Robert Sabuda
Faithful to Lewis Carroll's original story, this pop-up version is gorgeous. It includes a multifaceted foil, special effects like a Victorian peep show, and tactile elements.

The Castaway Pirates by Ray Marshall and Wilson Swain
Five pirates try to avoid being eaten by a shark when their ship springs a leak. You won't be disappointed by the elaborate pop-ups in this book: they grow more intricate with each page.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
The paper engineering in this book is incredible. A Santa pops in and out of a chimney, and Rudolph flies directly at the reader. The pop-ups in this book are created entirely from plain white paper, making the shadows and dimensions truly spectacular.

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
Young dinosaur fans will love this book. It combines interesting factoids with gorgeous (and scary) dinosaur pop-ups. It's a great mix of education and entertainment.

Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-up Advent Calendar
So it's not technically a book, but this pop-up advent calendar will make your countdown to Christmas especially exciting. Each day holds an ornament to place on the pop-up tree.

1 comment:

  1. just bought all three pop-up books for christmas gifts. thanks for the recommendations, rachel.