Oh, the Places You'll Go! Pop-Up!
Dr Seuss, , pop-ups by David A. Carter. . Random/Corey, $28.99 (22pp) ISBN 978-0-375-85227-5
A trio of new pop-up books for spring.
For its 20th anniversary, this ubiquitous classic gets the pop-up treatment, retaining Seuss's buoyant text and original illustrations. Wide flaps containing pop-up vignettes fold down toward readers, alternating with dramatic and impressive full-spread landscapes. Carter's pop-ups capably amplify the message about finding balance when life overwhelms: an erratic, multistory pop-up house teeters above, as the small protagonist can be seen riding an elephant (“with banner flip-flapping”) down below and scoring a basket at the very top. This edition of this graduation-time favorite is likely to pop up in dorm rooms come fall. Up to age 3.
Reviewed on: 02/15/2010