cover image Journey to Egypt

Journey to Egypt

Joan Knight, Piero Ventura, Peiro Ventura. Viking Children's Books, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-670-80099-5

""Irrashai-mase,'' begins this book, or ``welcome to my home.'' As one title in the UNICEF series of pop-up books, Journey to Japan presents facts about a country that is both rich in heritage and in the forefront of new technology. The pop-ups provide readers with a view of homesbreakaway walls reveal spare but comfortable interiors; a three-dimensional Tokyo skyline; the robotics of an automobile assembly line; and the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple. The illustrations and text are in harmony, but the information begins and ends a bit abruptly. (All ages