Here's a selection of pop-up books to entertain and awe.
A beak cracks through an orange pop-up egg—“crick crack crickety crack”—and out pops a yellow chick whose loud “cheep!” brings its mother rushing to its side. She's a red chicken with a three-fingered crest, and together they eat and rest (in between, the chick also “poops,” and readers will delight in turning a wheel to make the chick's droppings fall to the ground). Humor, bold colors, and clever engineering make for a simple, memorable package. Ages 1–3. (Feb.)