Author/illustrator: Courtney Watson McCarthy
A is for Apple, springing up to attention. B is for Book, its pages flapping. F is for Flower, of course, but is that G tucked away in the grass? Hugely enjoyable from the first glance, this small-scale, 3-D look at everyday objects offers many hidden pleasures, such as when adjacent alphabet letters share a spread in unexpected ways — a Letter in a Mailbox, a Pillow on a Quilt, twisty Roots under a Swing on a Tree. Simple and stylish, ABC Pop-Up is an elegant choice for anyone who appreciates artful design, as well as the perfect alphabet learning tool for little hands.
Whether you’re a young child or a design connoisseur, the clever associations in this diminutive pop-up will charm you in a big way.
Recommended for 5.5 - 8 years old.
32 pages. 4 x 5-1/4 inches.
Hardcover. Candlewick Press.
About the Author:
Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer whose book creations include Eye Magic, M. C. Escher Pop-Ups, andthe New York Times acclaimed Gaudí Pop-Ups. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.
"In the spirit of Marion Bataille’s ABC3D, this spare, compact pop-up book combines elegant paper engineering with a subtle seek-and-find mission as it moves through the alphabet…readers young and old will be impressed by how much fun McCarthy packs into a small package."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Easy on the eyes."