Pets from around
the planet come to three-dimensional life in this bold and innovative
follow-up to TRUCKS GO POP
Kids will love the wide range of hilarious animals that appear
in unexpected scenarios, form a card-playing ape, and a jazz-loving
lion, to a fearless pilot rhino-with a few more typical household
pets sprinkled throughout There's even a grand pop-up finale
with all of the animals humorously brought together on their
bus ride to school. The rollicking ending is bound to surprise
and delight every animal and pet lover alike
With sturdy but dramatic paper engineering and clever, vibrant
illustrations by award-winning artist Bob Staake, PETS GO POP
will take kids on an unforgettable pet-popping romp
from book (above)
As a children's
librarian, I had a love/hate relationship with pop-up books.
I loved them because they were fantastically cool, so cool that
kids always wanted to check them out, which was great. What I
didn't like was how quickly the ones that were for circulation
fell apart, or even worse, some of the more elaborate pop-up
books were turned into reference books and could not be checked
out at all. As a children's librarian, pop-up books frustrated
me. Now, however, I buy books as a mother, and I just love pop-up
As much as
I want to jump in and write about the mechanics of Pets Go Pop!,
I'll stick to my formula and write about the text first. The
text is simple and it works. I don't buy pop-up books for the
writing, so if is at all amusing, I am happy. And I am happy.
the only way that Bob Staake's artwork could possibly be improved
would be to make it 3D, like a pop-up book, like Pets Go Pop!
The engineering of this book is beyond amazing. My husband is
an engineer and mechanics of this book fascinated and baffled
him. He kept opening and closing the book to see how everything
fit together until my son had enough and took the book back.
My son doesn't yet appreciate engineering; he just loves the
way the crazy, colorful animals jump off of the page every time
he opens the book. So far, this book has stood up to my Tornado
Thomas. That also makes me happy.
And the poster
that comes with this book? I would have bought this book solely
for that poster. It's awesome.
Get Your Book Signed By Bob