From School Library Journal
Pop-ups are three-dimensional cut-and-folded paper constructions that are widely used for children's books and greeting cards. They have a magical appeal as they mysteriously fold and unfold. Expanding on pop-up material covered in his earlier The Encyclopedia of Origami & Papercraft (LJ 3/1/92), Jackson offers an instructional guide leading the craftsperson through an introductory section of basics to sections covering techniques and original design. The step-by-step projects are exercises in technique only, with complex constructions shown as examples. Like the author's previous books, this one is notable for its clear instructions and bright, colorful illustrations. For users of all ages; highly recommended for public libraries.Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Add to the list of occupational titles a new one, that of paper engineer. The forms and folds, scores and creases, that Jackson transforms into striking shapes and designs truly deserve acknowledgment. What is also unusual about his instructions is his patient explanation, taking up more than half the book with all the techniques possible with either one or multiple sheets of paper. Although the process appears complicated, each how-to is accompanied by step-by-step color photographs, building on the previous lesson. As for actual projects? He selects three formsa single heart, a double heart, and a heart with an arrowand demonstrates 7 to 16 different methods to fashion pop-ups. A 20-page gallery at the end cinches the initial reaction that pop-ups are more than a craft. Barbara Jacobs