Flaps conceal or reveal the many animal denizens of a dark cave, from a lazy lizard to a multilegged pop-up monster.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
ea. vol: illus. by David A. Carter. unpaged. Holt. Apr. 1985. pop-up $7.70. PreSchool-K The brief text in these pop-up books exists only as a vehicle for the paper engineering. What's at the Beach? has a question, such as "What's behind the pail?" on one page and a flap with the answer and an animal under it on the facing page. Several of the animals will not be easy for the intended audience to identify. The crab, lobster and snails involve detailed artwork that obscures their identities. What's in the Cave? is more successful as it uses familiar animals. The title question is answered on the first page with the words "Let's find out." Then, each double-page spread has a flap which conceals an animal and a few words to describe it. A snake hides under a log, a spider in a web, a bird in a nest. The flaps open easily, and the pop-up creates an action performed by the animalunflapping its wings, unfolding its legs, leaping out. In both books, the depictions are more cartoon-like than realistic; the purpose is to entertain rather than inform. Each has a finale of a colorful, elaborate monster that pops out of the fold of the last double-page spread. The monsters as well as the other pop-ups would not survive active circulation in a library, and the books would not add much to story hour. They seem to have been created for the bookstore market, and that's where they belong. Kathleen Odean , San Rafael Pub . Lib ., Calif .
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Book Condition: New. 0030025540 Brand new, unread, in as new condition. This is the first printing of a first edition which was printed simultaneously in Canada by Holt Rihehart Winston. (Henry Holt printed the US edition). Bookseller Inventory # SKU000438
Book Description Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030025540
Book Description Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030025540