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Pop-ups way too busy/ font way too small
on February 3, 2015
Love the Horton story/ was hoping to give this as a toddler birthday gift. While it's clear a lot of work went into building this book (literally every page has pullies and strings and all sorts of contraptions to make the page 'pop' and interactive - seriously like nothing i've ever seen before), the story suffers. There's SO much going on on each page, that the font telling the story is SO small (and the description doesn't lie - the whole story is here, albeit squooshed into tiny little sections of the page due to the huge pop-up that takes over the pages). I don't know what age this book would be appropriate for. I have a 2.5yr old and 1) the font is too small & spread across too many pages to read in one sitting, 2) the contraptions are so intricate and delicate for the pop-up scenes that i'd be afraid to even open it in front of him. Honestly just closing the book was difficult because of the crazy pop-ups everywhere. I guess an older kid - 5 maybe? - might be interested in this, but at that age i feel like they'd be over pop-ups. I hate giving this 2 stars because this is definitely NOT your average kid's pop-up book/ the amount of time it took to make this book is certainly worth the price tag, but it's just not practical at the end of the day.