June 7, 2012
What's Popped Up: National Geographic's Undersea Animals
Undersea Animals is one of my all-time favorite pop-up books. First published in 1987 by the National Geographic Society, it was engineered by John Strejan and James Diaz, illustrated by award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney, and written by Jane H. Buxton. I particularly like the pop-up of the giant kelp; two plants slide past each other as the page opens, and it's a nice effect. The book has lots of fun pull tabs and wheels that make the creatures move. Pinkney's art is stunning. This one is a pop-up classic!