Pop Up Books as Inspiration
I have begun to realize that “Pop Up” is a term applied loosely to any book that has a flap of any sort or strays at all from the conventional pages.
Barnes and Noble was where I ended up doing my research and the two books that I bought are
Gallop by Rufus Butler Seder and Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman and Chris Raschka.
What I like about both books are their simple execution style.
Gallop! uses a pull tab to activate the scanimation. As far as I understand, scanimation is called ‘picket fence’ animation. It is an animation technique that is based on persistence of vision and combines parallax perception with moire-line type patterns to create the illusion of fluid motion.
Birthday Bugs has a present on every page. The reader gets to untie, open and unwrap the gifts and reveal the bugs within.
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt is a classic story that got reinvented with pop-ups, flaps to lift, tabs to pull, and sound effects!
And Patrick Proctor just put me on to this amazing pop up book – Mommy? by Maurice Sendak!