Hide and Seek by David A. Carter
My confession of the day is my love for pop-up books. It is exacerbated by my younger son’s equally adoration for them. That means that I have a small voice in my head pleading to open the pop-ups as soon as we get them, and then my son pipes in too. So I gave in and in this pop-up discovered a wonderful, colorful world to explore. Carter has created a landscape of objects to explore, ranging from black and white to wild punches of color that create a skyscraper. He manages to make a book that invites children to move things and look closely, but will also appeal to the aesthetics of adults. I just opened the book in my office and immediately had co-workers around my desk interacting with it.
Just as with most delicate pop-up titles, this book will not withstand being circulated in a library. But if you have a young pop-up fan at home the way I do, this would make a grand holiday gift or a great pick for a long holiday drive.
Appropriate for ages 4-7 (and adults).