This loo is for you

Having addressed my literary bona fides this morning, I now feel comfortable blogging about pop-up books.  Call it my guilty pleasure, but I have always had a thing for pop-up books.  Books like 600 Black Spots, A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages, by David A. Carter.

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I even own a pop-up book about how to make pop-up books, The Elements of Pop-Up by David A. Carter and James Diaz.  So I know a little bit about parallel folds and angle folds, about one-ply and two-ply.

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But my favorite pop-up book, without question is The Pop-up Book of Phobias, by Gary Greenberg.  Pick a page.  Any page.

Perhaps you’re afraid of dentists.

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Spiders?

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Or perhaps (and this is, finally, the purpose of the post) you’re like my friend Mrs. OBL, who is afraid that she will fail to complete her two-item list today, the second item being to post a photo of her toilet on wordpress.

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7 thoughts on “This loo is for you

  1. My son Joshua also collects pop-up books – and I love creating pop-ups. I have the second instructional book on you list, although my very best how to went missing…alas.

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  2. hahaha. Perfect. No time to photograph the loo tonight. Camera is already packed. Some other time, perhaps. That is an EXCELLENT pop-up phobia book!!!!

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  3. These are very cool! As a Kindergarten teacher I invested a ton of money into books for my classroom! The kids loved the pop-up books! And, well…I kinda like them myself. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. I’ve always been mesmerized by pop up books. How do they make them? I really want to know. How can you mass produce something so intricate? I think they should make a “How it’s Made” episode about that.

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