The Lorax Pop-Up!
Dr. Seuss, pop-ups by David A. Carter. Random/Corey, $29.99 (18p) ISBN 978-0-375-86035-5
Carter takes this classic story of environmental awareness to new heights, seamlessly integrating Dr. Seuss’s verses into his expertly engineered spreads. Turning a wheel makes Humming-Fish splash in a “rippulous” pond, “back in the days when the grass was still green”; flaps reveal mini pop-ups and additional text, while large pop-ups take center stage in each spread. The Lorax bursts out from a stump with a “ga-Zump,” framed by an explosive burst of spiky color behind him, and the Thneed factory’s pipes release purple plumes of “smogulous smoke,” through which the Lorax makes his despondent retreat. Seuss’s iconic characters thrive in Carter’s capable hands. Ages 3–up. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/23/2012