Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pop Up Books - Not Just For Babies Anymore

J got an academic award from the county last week (he was the only boy in the school who got it, but who's counting). In recognition, we got him a gift certificate to a bookstore. As this is the boy who is currently reading Robin Hood, the original hard-to-read version, I figured he'd probably get some hefty tome. Not so much. He chose:

That's right - the Star Wars Pop Up Guide to the Galaxy. It's actually really cool:

C3P0 and R2D2 are well represented...

... as well as that crazy bar.

Can you tell that the lightsabers actually light up? Don't know how they do it.

That got me thinking about my favorite pop-up book:

Of course it has acrophobia, the fear of heights...

..ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes...

...and every writer's favorite - glossophobia, the fear of public speaking.

On this date: In 1812, Robert Browning was born.

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