cover image B Is for Box: The Happy Little Yellow Box

B Is for Box: The Happy Little Yellow Box

David A. Carter. Little Simon, $12.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4814-0295-8

The star of Carter’s The Happy Little Yellow Box pop-up, which covered opposites, returns in a pop-up alphabet book. The smiling box appears in 3-D pop-ups, hiding behind flaps, and moving down a “slippery slide” thanks to a pull-tab. Chalklike line drawings accompany brief alliterative phrases. “G is for gracefully growing grass,” writes Carter as readers pull a tab that makes the grass appear to grow (and reveals the box’s hiding spot). After children make a meteor shoot across the sky and assist the Happy Little Yellow Box in giving them a “wintertime wink,” Carter’s character won’t be the only one smiling. Ages 3–up. (July)