I have just a few now, and, thankfully, Penny is as careful with them as I am. She loves them just as much as I do, I think, and makes sure to peer behind the drawings and under things, searching for that delicious little surprise. She makes pop-up art of her own, having figured out how to engineer her hand-drawn hearts and rainbows so that they stand off the page, seemingly of their own volition.
Here are just a few of my favorites:
|This is a version of The Night Before Christmas. The picture doesn't do it justice. The pop-ups are all in white, crisp and Christmasy. Very clean lines and intricate and delicate cuts of paper. LOVELY.|
|This is a collection of Aesop's fables. This thing is about two feet tall when you open it up, and the crow atop the tree jiggles as if it's trying to keep its balance. All over the page are hidden items, and mini pop-up books to open and read.|
I love these a lot, and have recently found two more I'm itching to get:
I played with this pop-up Narnia book while in Monroeville. It was at a coffee shop there for customers to read, not buy, otherwise I totally would have plunked down money in M'ville for it.
And I JUST saw this Wizard of Oz book online and I WANTS IT, MY PRECIOUSES. (Wrong book, I know.)
|Spectacles for you!|
But this latest purchase of ours is both beautiful and timely:
|London Bridge? Yes please!|
Why THIS book?
Because the Acevedos are heading to London next week! I'm leading Auburn's Department of English's Summer in London study abroad program, along with the lovely Becky Brunson.
Six weeks in London! I can hardly contain myself. I'll bet the pop-up books in London are AMAZING.
It's our first time in Europe, and the first very long flight for Penny and Embee. Tips from those of you with littles on overnight flights and excellent things to see and do in London with my munchkins would be appreciated! Leave 'em in the comments.