POP-UP EARTH, by Anne Jankeliowitch, Annabelle Buxton, Oliver Charbonnel, Thames & Hudson; Illustrated edition, April 6, 2021, Hardcover, $29.95 (ages 6-8)
See our world from a different angle in the interactive and informative Pop-up Earth by Anne Jankeliowitch, Annabelle Buxton and Oliver Charbonnel.
You live on it, but how much do you really know about the planet Earth? In this pop-up book, discover why the Earth is so special by learning about how it’s changed over time, how all living things are connected, how tectonic plates form mountains, and about different ecosystems around the world. —Synopsis provided by Thames & Hudson
At almost $30, Pop-up Earth is kind of pricey. However, the intricate pop-ups warrant the price and really make the book special. From a 3D Earth and water ecosystem to the Earth’s core and a rainforest, these colorful structures make a big impact. My favorite pop-up is a literal house of cards that echoes the interconnectedness and fragility of biodiversity.
This 20-page book offers an “every other” format where a pop-up spread is followed by a traditional 2D one. The 2D pages still offer intricate illustrations, and provide detailed text, too.
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