The Happy Little Yellow Box: ?A Pop-up Book of Opposites
David A. Carter. Little Simon, $12.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4169-4096-8
A smiley-faced yellow box assumes different roles and interacts with white chalk-drawn elements against plain black pages in this joyful exploration of opposites. Transformed into a helicopter, the yellow box rises upward in a pop-up ("High and low with the Happy Little Yellow Box"). In other spreads, the box becomes the back of a truck (horses emerge via tab to demonstrate in versus out) and peeks out of windows in two houses to emphasize near and far. Readers' smiles will match that of the box in this winning blend of minimalism, movement, and personality. Ages 3–up. (July)
, June 11, 2012, *STAR
About the Author
David A. Carter
is a master paper engineer and creator of the Bugs series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. He is also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Color series featuring One Red Dot
, Blue 2
, 600 Black Spots
(named a Best Illustrated Book of 2007 by The New York Times
), Yellow Square
and White Noise.
He lives with his wife and two daughters in Auburn, California.