Illustrated by Alessandra Psacharopulo. Written by Fiona Watt. Designed by Suzie Harrison. Paper engineering by Jenny Hilborne.
Published by Usborne, 2016.
This is a work of art! There are five spectacular double page pop-up spreads, each bringing a different area of the garden to life. The paper engineering is astonishing and each page showcases a different technique. A garden shed pops up and you can lift the roof to see inside. Three rows of vegetables stand tall in the vegetable patch, including a very impressive row of peas curling up canes. Coy carp swim out from underneath a lily pad and a lily flower bursts into full bloom.
There are are animals to find, name and count. Questions encourage children to look at the pictures in more detail and will help stimulate discussion.
Pop-up Garden really is a joy to read. There’s so much to look at and delight in.
Suitable for children aged 3+ (due to small parts).
Thank you to Usborne for sending me this book to review.