Synopses & Reviews
From the top of Everest to the deepest point in the ocean, children will journey to some of the Earth's extraordinary spots in this fantastic companion to The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book and The Amazing Pop-Up Music Book. Between the covers of this book are pop-up mountains and volcanoes, lift-the-flap continents and countries, swirling storms, jittering earthquakes, and much, much more. There is even a pop-up globe for kids to twirl as they learn hundreds of fascinating facts about our special planet. Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels have created a unique series of books that take the terror out of difficult topics through an irresistible combination of quips, hints, exuberant illustrations, and ingenious paper mechanics.
"Leave it to Jenkins and Page to find another novel take on the animal kingdomand#8212;
using tabs, wheels, and pop-ups, they examine numerous reasons that more than two dozen animals turn themselves upside down or stick their tails in the air."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This book will have wide appeal, thanks to the digestible text and the vivid illustrations."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"The animals are all rendered with typically amazing accuracy from pieces of cut and torn paper. . . . A treat for eye and mind alike, besides being suitable for displays and durable enough to stand up to plend of hands-on use."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
From the top of Everest to the deepest point in the ocean, readers will be able to explore some of the Earth's most extraordinary spots in this pop-up and lift-flap book. Full-color illustrations.
With this pop-up and lift-the-flap book, children can journey to some of the Earth's most extraordinary spots such as volcanoes and continents. Full-color illustrations.
From the firebelly toad to the wooly monkey, Steven Jenkins and Robin Page introduce a world of animals that spend quite a bit of time upside-down in this innovative pop-up book.
The three-toed sloth is topsy-turvy most of the time. The upside-down jellyfish rests on its back to feed. Skunks do stink-warning headstands and mallards upend in this colorful, interactive exploration of the hows and whys of upside-down animal behavior. In this unique pop-up book, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps, sliding doors, and other interactive elements, along with striking, texture-rich, cut-paper artwork by theand#160;Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins to reveal how, for most animals, an occasional flip or dip is a matter of survival! (The fascinating glossary of twenty-six creatures is best read right-side up.)
About the Author
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating childrenand#8217;s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.