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One Red Dot: A Pop-up Book for Children of all Ages

One Red Dot: A Pop-up Book for Children of all Ages

David A. Carter
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to and up
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689877698

We are going to explore ten dynamic and vivid pop-up art sculptures. On each one there is a red dot hidden somewhere. Sometimes the dot is easy to see and sometimes it is hidden in a very clever way indeed. Among other things there is a “puzzle box,” two “twisting twirly gigs,” and five “wiggle-wobble widgets.”

This is a both a pop-up and a counting book, and it is an extraordinary example of what a paper artist can do when he or she has a lot of imagination and a unique sense of style. Small children will wonder at the dynamic elements of the pop-ups and at the wonderful, often funny, names that the author has given his creations.

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