April 23, 2010

A pretty book about an ugly duckling

On a recent trip to Virginia I came across this pop-up book in a used bookstore and I just had to pick it up!

Besides the pop-ups, the illustrations have a very nice line quality that I admire. The paper engineering was done by Clare and Jack Segnit and Dennis K. Meyer.

I hate to give away the ending of the book, but the pop-up on the final spread is so nice I couldn't resist showing it! It's very simple but also elegant and effective.

The photo doesn't completely do it justice - take a look at this book if you get a chance!


1 comment:

Helen said...

I have this book and I remembered the first time I opened the book and saw the pop up swan. It sure is pretty.