Winter: A Pop-up Book

David A. Carter. Abrams Appleseed, $14.95 (12p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1823-6

Carter brings readers to a rural, snow-covered landscape, identifying animals and elements of the scenery that include a snowman, yellow farmhouse, snowshoe hares, and white long-tailed weasels who reappear throughout. Among the pop-ups are a cluster of snowflakes that seem to swirl in the center of a spread, three-dimensional pine and oak trees (peering inside a hole in the oak’s trunk reveals a pair of wide-awake owls), and a tuft of heather whose flowers pop against the white landscape. It’s a restful, getting-ready-for-bed kind of read, thanks to the nighttime setting of most of the scenes, as well as a handful of flaps that allow readers to find various sleeping (or hibernating) animals. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)