And last but not least, a really fun title to be enjoyed with (but not touched by) children and/or grandchildren is DR. SEUSS POPS UP! a celebration of seven Seuss classics, Random House 2005. This is a vivid, delightful & complex book -- it pops, it rolls, it has all manner of pull tabs and considering the complexity it’s easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Look for it on eBay or any of the book data bases. For collecting purposes you’ll want a copy that is a stated FIRST EDITION and has a number line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Remember a taste for pop ups, once acquired, is an addictive pursuit and it’s easy to get hooked. Keep them clean, keep them cool, and keep those little fingers off the moving parts and you’ll have a collection that will bring many years of enjoyment that can’t be replicated on a Kindle or iPad.
Reach Ellen GK Rubin, also known as the Pop Up Lady, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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