Best Pop-Up Books For Kids & Adults Alike | 2015
Top 10 Most Impressive Pop-Up Books
Intricate and impressive pop-up books have been available for many decades, and they are still very appealing to both adults and children alike. The addition of a 3D element to bedtime stories really helps bring the tale to life, and I know from personal experience that pop-up books I had when I was a child are the ones I most remember now.
Below you will find the best 10 pop-up books I've found; each with a magical interactive element to them - they're feats of engineering for sure!
Amazing paper-fold engineering which will impress not only children, but adults too.
I hope you enjoy browsing this selection :)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs
This 5-star rated book has been designed by the renowned masters of pop-up; Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. The remarkable book brings dinosaurs to life in a way that regular books can't, and the content is not only fun but educational too.
A Look Through The Book - Plus Watch The Manufacturing Behind-the-Scenes
The next best thing to actually sampling the books in person is to watch a video showing the amazing pop-ups in action!
This top-rated book can be appreciated by both children and adults, and the spectacularly-showcased sites of London makes this book a perfect coffee table book to browse through at leisure, and would be a treat for any Londoner or admirer of the famous landmark-filled city.
Travel Through London...
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
This beautiful homage to the classic 'Wizard Of Oz' story marks the 100th aniversary of the publication of L. Frank Baum's much-loved novel. Being a commemorative book, it also doubles as a fun collector's item and is sure to appeal to anyone who has enjoyed the tale of Dorothy and her friends in book or movie form.
Follow The Yellow Brick Road...
The Castaway Pirates
Fantasy pirates are loved by children for their mischievous antics and dangerous adventures, so combining this with a humorous story is bound to be a winner. Ray Marshall is the man behind the pop-ups in this book, and has many years of paper engineering experience which includes winning the Smartie's prize for children's books - in fact, The Castaway Pirates is his 25th book!
Arrr... Me Hearties!
Star Wars Adventure Book
This detailed book is a definite must-buy for any Star Wars fan and is a top-notch example of a quality pop-up treasure. Star Wars is a world-famous phenomenon which has built a whole new fictional universe in people's minds, and this book brings that space fantasy to life for you with a series of elaborate interactive features.
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...
Cinderella - A Classic Tale
A beautiful book for little princesses to treasure; this fairytale story of Cinderella has been made even more magical with adornments a-plenty! As with a few of the other pop-up stories showcased on this page, Matthew Reinhart is the experienced and truly innovative artist behind this charming book, so you know it will be of the best quality.
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol set the standard for Christmas stories and has not been surpassed. This popular tale has now been given a new lease of life with beautiful pop-ups and original artworks to accompany them.
A traditional Christmas read that you can turn to every year to get you into the festive spirit, and is popular with all ages whether young or old.
Take A Walk Through Victorian London...
Gods & Heroes
Children seem to have a fascination with Gods & Heroes, and I can definitely say that Ancient Egyptians were a bit of an obsession for me as a kid too, so this book is bound to hold great appeal for the majority of boys and girls. And besides delighting them with sculpted paper beasts, the book will also teach them a fact or two!
A Demo By One Of The Creators
Alice In Wonderland
Everyone knows the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, but now you can experience the strange fantasy characters in 3D as they jump from the pages of this surreal fairy tale. The book stays true to the original tale by Lewis Carroll, whilst adding a refreshing and exciting new element in the form of interactive pages and whimsical pop-ups.
Down The Rabbit Hole...
Harry Potter Adventures
I am a MASSIVE fan of Harry Potter, and was just the right age to grow up with the books. That's why I know that a collectable book based on the Harry Potter films would be a brilliant present for any HP fanatic like myself, especially as it even features original art by the concept artist who worked on all 8 of the films, Andrew Williamson.