B Is for Box by David A. Carter
With the happy little box on the cover smiling at you, this book is impossible not to want to open and explore. It is made all the more enticing by being a David Carter pop-up book. Happily this alphabet pop-up does not disappoint. Done in a simple style, the pop-up features are mostly about pulling tabs or turning wheels. There is a small finale at the end, but don’t expect large elaborate pop-ups in this little book. Instead they are just right for small hands to explore and not damage. Built of heavy paper stock, this pop-up would make a good one to start small children on the wonders of books that turn into 3D.
Carter’s text is has a lively lilt to it and carries nicely throughout the alphabet. There are no huge surprises here in the text, the delight mainly comes from the pop-ups, the tabs and the levers. Though simple, they have a strong appeal, just as opening the flaps on the pages do too.
Careful toddlers will enjoy this book that will dance them through the ABCs with ease. Appropriate for ages 2-4.
Reviewed from copy received from Little Simon.