Readers are invited to take apart the sample pop-ups (as long as they promise to put them back together!) to determine exactly how each score folds and where each glue point is. Instructions are somewhat advanced, but the dimensional samples and the step-by-step photographic essay on how a pop-up is made will ease the journey. David Carter and James Diaz have each created many, many pop-up books, and are passionate about their trade. So blow the cobwebs out of the geometry corner of your brain, and get to work! (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
After purchasing half a dozen books, I was looking precisely for one of this kind, and am glad I found it.
Elements of Pop Up is one of the few How To Make Pop-Ups books that features patterns for moving parts like wheel/tab mechanisms, which is why I purchased it.
It makes great reading, too, and like reading cookbooks for fun, this one is a really fun read besides being superb as a text book.
David Carter writes that this book is for "young, creative minds of all ages." And so it is.
Patterns are not included in the book, but....... Read more
Its amazing what you can do with paper but this pop-ups are difficultPublished 2 months ago by Donna Lavdis
This book is super cool! I just wish it included more about how to actually TEACH pop-up:lesson ideas, sequencing, etc. But I'll figure it out.Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Clark
The best book to get started in Popup book design! Great examples that can be traced and followed to make more complex/advanced designs.Published 3 months ago by Zacholas
This book makes me feel like a kid again. Even if I don't learn a doggone thing from it -- it's worth having just to look at. Read morePublished 5 months ago by My Penny's Worth
Love this one--it has actual pop/moving part examples, along with good directions for creating them. :)Published 5 months ago by S Neal
This is one of the best tools to learn how to make pop-ups! It's so great to actually see the pop-ups and to play with them as you learn. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Trax
this is a very helpful book. The authors give alot of practical help, as well as showing you the basic principles behind the process, so that you can create your own pop-ups.Published 7 months ago by pauline mondragon