ROBERT CROWTHER'S AMAZING POP-UP BIG MACHINES by Robert Crowther

ROBERT CROWTHER'S AMAZING POP-UP BIG MACHINES

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

A young machine-crazy boy’s ultimate pop-up for as long as it lasts. Five machines—bulldozer, tractor, forklift, dump truck and tower crane—successively leap forth, one to a spread. Each is glossed with a few simply written paragraphs and summarized in a “Fact File.” The machines are rendered in loving detail against appropriate environmental backgrounds and are provided with removable paper props for children to play with: a furrow press for the tractor, a box for the forklift and so on. While this notion is undeniably cool, it also compromises the longevity of the whole, as both removable pieces and pop-ups are of flimsy-enough stock that trying to make the parts fit together and work will likely damage them. It’s also a shame that most of the figures depicted are white men. Pretty nifty in concept, a little weak in execution. (Pop-up nonfiction. 4-7)
Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4958-6
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2010




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