June 15, 2012
What's Popped Up: Max's Machines
Willy Bullock's Max's Machine (Scholastic 1999) is more than a pop-up book; it's an engineering feat. Max is a mechanic who pulls levers and pushes buttons he probably shouldn't, including the ejector button on his plane! On each spread vehicles pop-up and, with the help of giant pull tabs, lift, tilt, and fly. My favorite is the dump truck. Pulling the tab makes the back of the truck tilt back and "dump" the dirt out. It's a nice big book for curious little hands.