Books by Ron Van der Meer

THE PICK AND SHOP MARKETPLACE by Ron Van der Meer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This three- dimensional paper stage is sure to inspire lessons in math and object-naming, as well as some plain old pretend. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
The Pick And Shop Marketplace ($19.99; Oct. 1, 1996; 4 pp.; 0-679-87476-3): The four pages of this ``book'' are actually four panels that become the backdrop for a pretend shopping spree. Read full book review >
THE MUSIC PACK by Ron Van der Meer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"Twenty Masterpieces,'' covering, chronologically, Josquin des Prez to Berlioz. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
Van der Meer and Berkeley (The Art Pack, not reviewed) present a pop-up book for grown-ups, with a cavalcade of inventive pull- tabs, flaps, and paper-engineering gewgaws. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

"Kids will love the ingenious three-dimensional objects that slip out of various enclosures and dangle from strings; grownups may find that they finally understand the principles of trigonometryor at least that puzzling them out is a lot more fun with visual aids."
British math instructor Gardner and designer Van der Meer (Your Amazing Senses, 1987) give us a magnificently produced volumemore like a game book than an instructional manualthat might amuse even the most die-hard math-hater. Read full book review >