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Pop Up Books For Kids

Updated on February 7, 2018

As a child I always loved pop up books. I found I would not only enjoy the story itself but could get lost in a wonderful make believe world of my own. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a perfect example of this.

After sitting and enjoying the story with your child encourage them to let their imaginations run wild. Let them become the characters in the book following along the yellow brick road. Let them re-write the story in their own words. Perhaps rather than meeting the tin man along the way they meet a friendly bear that wants to join them on their journey to Oz.

Good and bad witches could become magicians that perform tricks for them. There are so many ways in which this story could go.

From the time I was a child people would tell me I had quite an imagination, and as a mother I've always tried to pass this down to my own boys. I feel children of all ages should be able to explore and escape into a world of fantasy and make believe. It truly can bring out amazing creativity.

In this 100th anniversary publication of The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City sparkles and comes alive in this book. Follow along with Dorothy, The Tin Woodman, and Scarecrow in three dimensional pop up glory.

Recommended for children ages 3-7.

This is the perfect book for children to find waiting under the tree this year for Christmas.

"ROBERT SABUDA is a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer. His recent books, such as those describing the stories of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, have been well received and critically acclaimed."

Did you or do your own children like pop up books?

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© 2013 Susan Zutautas


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    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much tillsontitan. Happy New Year!

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      I think pop-up books help bring the story to life for the little ones. Each page is a surprise no matter how many times they read the story!

      Nice topic. Voted up, useful, and interesting.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sousababy: The way they make them now a days is so much nicer. Wish they made them the same when we were kids.

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      5 years ago

      I had a Cinderella pop-up book as a kid and I just loved it.

      Nowadays, they make them sooo much more detailed - I think they are fabulous.

      Thank you for a lovely review.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RealHousewife: They're great aren't they :)

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ecogranny: Thanks so much. I can't wait to have grandchildren to enjoy all kinds of books with.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I used to hang out in book stores with babies in the stroller and on my back, and I don't remember any popup books back then, but now that we have grandchildren, we are seeing them everywhere and have bought a lot. We love them! So much fun.

      I especially like your ideas for helping the children develop their sense of play, wonder and imagination by asking them to pretend they are characters and to tell the story in new ways. Wonderful page!

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      5 years ago

      All the kids LOVED pop up books!

      In fact I remember a time when the girls would open it and if nothing popped up they'd keep looking until it did...that's the one the wanted to read:)


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