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Blue 2: A Pop-up Book for Children of all ages

Blue 2: A Pop-up Book for Children of all ages

David A. Carter
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to and up
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-1416917816

We are going to explore an alphabet world where wonderful and wild three dimensional sculptures seem to leap off the pages. Within each paper pop-up creation a blue two is hidden and sometimes it is not at all easy to find. The text will give you hints on where the two is hidden but you will still have to use your eyes and your imagination to find it.

Wonderful alphabet words combine with truly fantastic pop-ups to create an alphabet book quite unlike any other. Many of the pop-ups have a definite modern art look to them and some have dials which can be turned, and tabs which beg to be pulled. Others have parts which move and dangle, which swirl and twirl.

This book will give readers a truly multimedia experience as they read the surprising alphabet words, as they explore the pop-ups and as they try to find those elusive blue twos.

David Carter proves once again that he is a master paper artist who has a singular approach to his art and who manages to make his creations amusing, often beautiful, and awe inspiring.