An action book with gatefolds of spiders spinning webs, hiding under trapdoors, and even singing and dancing for a mate comes complete with a bouncing, larger-than-life paper sculpture of a spider to hang inside the back cover.
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David Hawcock is a paper engineer, author, and illustrator of children's and young adult books. His credits include Moon Landing: Apollo 11 Pop-Up; The Titanic Notebook; and Dinosaurs Pop-Up. He lives in Bath, England, with his wife, Claire Hawcock, and their two children.
Lee Montgomery has been illustrating for over twenty years in advertising, design, and publishing. He originally worked in watercolor, but has transitioned almost entirely to digital, combining pin-sharp drawings and technical accuracy with a softer more painterly approach. His children’s books include Knights and Armor, Fantastic Ships, Babe and Friends, and Simple Science. He lives in the United Kingdom.
Abundant insect lore and larger-than-life paper insects prove an irresistible combination in this trio of Bouncing Bug titles ("Read-About, Fold-Out, and Pop-Up"). The small (approximately five-inch-square), paper-over-board books each get off to an appealing start with their subjects depicted on the covers in vivid close-up. Each volume's five information-packed spreads are augmented by three fold-out pages, one of which offers a top and bottom view of the insect along with a detailed illustration of its interior workings. The information ranges from basic ("All ants . . . have three pairs of legs") to more sophisticated ("Many ants send messages to each other by scent") and is illuminated by intricate artwork. If some of the material proves beyond the youngest members of the intended audience, the books' dynamic final spreads will surely wow them. By folding back the front and back covers, an ingeniously engineered 3-D insect appears, complete with a loop to hold the covers in place and a string with which to hang bee, ant or spider. Kids will go buggy for this fun and instructive threesome. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Tango Books, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP97201197
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002216036