Consider this a brief analysis of a popular children’s-book-turned-pop-up-book:
I have always loved this book. Turns out that the pop-up version takes all the goodness of the original and just makes it…well, pop.
Basically, the book took everything that we did in class and made it bigger and better and more fun. It was impressive to look at, but it’s nice knowing that we’ve learned almost all of the techniques in it.
Lately I’ve been a little iffy on the way that many pop-up books appear to sacrifice story for graphics. It was pretty refreshing to see a pop-up book where that wasn’t the case.
After reading and looking through the book, here are the folding techniques that I noticed:
- Floating layers
- V folds
- Box folds
- Pull tabs
- All of the above layered on top of each other and placed in conjunction with each other
- I also noticed pages that had other folds on them so that they could either have a nice revealing effect or have the space for more stuff. Pretty cool!