Search Results: "David A. Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

B IS FOR BOX by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"F is for flop. (Pop-up alphabet book. 2-4)"
First seen in The Happy Little Yellow Box (2011), the title character returns to demonstrate alliteration in this alphabetical outing.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SEEK by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"More playful work from a rare master of abstract design, both rich enough and sturdy enough to support repeat visits. (Pop-up/picture book. 5-10, adult)"
The panjandrum of paper engineering offers six dazzling new constructs—each hiding a handful of small cutouts or printed shapes to find. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE NOISE by David A. Carter
COLORS
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Knowledgeable adults will recognize nods to Modern artists and jazz musicians; children will simply be enthralled by the totality of the experience. (Pop-up/picture book. 6 & up)"
Noises in most pop-up books are accidents: An over-glued element gets unstuck, or—horrors—rips entirely. Read full book review >

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WOOF! WOOF! by David A. Carter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Tail-waggingly terrific fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bit by geometric bit, two dogs are built out of an assortment of triangles and quadrangles in a cleverly tactile piece of whimsy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The labels may prove more distracting than illuminating, but this isn't quite the usual sort of stop on the well-worn seasonal round. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
A quick, season-centered look-about from a master of paper engineering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A poorly conceived art box that's more likely to stifle any creative impulse than nurture it. (bibliography) (Informational novelty. 10-13)"
A brief history of modern sculpture, packaged with sturdy cardboard sheets of die-cut pieces that can be assembled into abstract…assemblages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU'RE A ROBOT AND YOU KNOW IT by Musical Robot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"After the hundredth (or thousandth) repetition of the original, this may come as a welcome variation—to the grown-ups, at least. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)"
The ever versatile activity song gets a techno-twist with customized lyrics and pop-up robots lined up to demonstrate each verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOT THE DOT by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2011

"Clean of look, seamless in design: a delight even for the diapered crowd. (iPad game app. 1-6)"
The Picasso of paper engineers (One Red Dot, 2005, etc.) displays a dab hand at concocting even more thoroughly interactive explorations of shape and color for touchscreens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOT THE DOT by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The app is still better (not to mention cheaper), but with Carter, even spinoffs are first-rate. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-4)"
This abridged paper version of an outstanding iPad app sticks to the same basic design but offers a different set of visual challenges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A worthy companion to his previous offerings. (Pop-up/picture book. 6 & up)"
Carter again challenges readers to make their way through a series of three-dimensional homages to modern art, this time chasing the yellow square that appears in each (600 Black Spots, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >