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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Pop-up Book of Nursery Rhymes (Children's Picture/Pop-Up Book)

Released September 2009

Reviewed by Bob Walch

Pop-up books have become collectibles for older children and adults. The attraction of these novelty items is the intricate paper engineering that goes into their creation. The more complicated the book, the more desirable it seems to be.

Matthew Reinhart's has already been lauded for his pop-ups "The Jungle Book" and "Cinderella". He now brings that same technical expertise to the Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Six spreads of pop-ups and mini-books are featured in this volume. Among the classics you'll find are "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and Pattycake".

Given the nature of this type of book, one must remember folding it back into its compact format can sometimes be a challenge. For that reason, although the intended audience is a child three years of age and up, it is very unlikely a youngster that age can manage this task easily.

If you want the book to last, I would suggest a more dexterous family member be present when the book is in use to assist in getting everything back into place. It would be a shame to see this somewhat pricey title rendered unusable after one or two "readings".

Conversely, those who do collect these books will want to purchase this limited edition before it is sold out. Pop-ups like this one are not usually reissued so don't be left out!

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