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Popville Hardcover – May 11, 2010

4.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Popville is a sweet, slender little pop-up book that illustrates the growth of a town from a single farmhouse to a thriving city in a series of stylized scenes that build, one upon the next, through a window cut out of the center of the page, so that each development literally overlays the ones beneath. My toddler has fallen in love with the book and its additive scenes, and the grownups I've shown it to finds it equally fascinating. The cutaway in the book's center is a genuinely clever bit of business that creates a sense of time's passage, and the climax (with a pair of foldouts on the sides of the pages) is filled with little gracenotes, like the bits of string that form the electric cables.” ―Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

About the Author

ANOUCK BOISROBERT and LOUIS RIGAUD are graduates of the École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasburg, France. POPVILLE is their first book.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; 1 Pop edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596435933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596435933
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,216,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. Williams on July 16, 2010
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This is a great little book. Kids love to see how the paper city develops from the beginning of the book to the end. The pop-ups are clever. There are even power lines.
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Charming for young and grown-up. Compact and clever. This is a little coffeetable book that visitors and you will open again and again and can use to engage children in quiet-exploration or just enjoy for your ownsake even encouraging conversation about the unfolding of our daily lives. A little treasure. Great stocking stuffer
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This pop up is great for adults or older kids [8+]. Word-less [except at the very end where it outlines the build], it's well-done and would be a great gift for anyone interested in preservation; urban planning; architecture; social studies; or just for fun.
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A lovely little gift for the Urbanist. Shows the development of a city in pop-up style. Much fun!
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I read about this book in the NY Times Book Review. As a collector of pop-up books I was intrigued by the description of the design and layout of the pop ups. It proved to be everything the review had said it would be; cleverly designed, artfully laid out and delightful. Bravo!
As to the seller I ordered the book on Amazon, from Itz a Book. The book arrived on time and well packaged. I would also highly recommend the seller.
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By Amy Schultz on February 14, 2012
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What a wonderful age we are in to be able to enjoy books like this! The pages progress until a bustling city appears. It's a great way to show young children (or any of us) how an area can grow over time, without using up too much time.
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for a book with no words this tells a great tale of how most western cities (especially american ones) are built. the images and graphics are simple and this adds to the stylised world the book creates. one of the best pop up books i own! well doen to the two authors who started this concept as a school project
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