cover image Puff the Magic Dragon Pop-Up Book

Puff the Magic Dragon Pop-Up Book

Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, illus. by Eric Puybaret. Sterling, $26.95 (14p) ISBN 978-1-4027-8711-9

Puybaret’s capricious paintings combine elegantly with pop-up engineering by Bruce Foster in a condensed, interactive version of this bestselling 2007 picture book. The story unfolds in six graceful pop-up scenes, some of which have side panels that conceal additional pop-up effects. Dolphins wearing red-and-white striped shirts and graduation caps frolic alongside Jackie and Puff’s pop-up ship with “billowed sail,” and a gatefold flap reveals three friendly pirates who “lower their flag when Puff roared out his name.” Foster’s pop-ups place strong emphasis on the interactions between Puff and the children—both Jackie Paper and a girl who takes his place in the final scene. Includes a four-song CD recording. Agent: Screenland Literary Associates. Ages 3–up. (Jan.)