Mighty Red Pen

November 1, 2007


Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 6:16 pm

Wondering what to get your 6 to 7 year old for the holidays? How about the Moby-Dick pop-up book?:


Check out this description:

Every amazing element is awe-inspiring: there’s not just one pop-up per spread, but several, surrounded by colorful comic book-style panels that convey the story’s drama. Some of the pops-ups are huge and incredibly detailed, like the Pequod itself, which rises gloriously from the page, complete with rigging. Others, smaller but no less wonderful, hide beneath flaps and folds. In one instance, readers actually get to look through a 3-D periscope and see Ishmael through the “lens,” drifting in the ocean.

Don’t get me wrong, it looks like an amazing work of pop-up art. But the book really is marketed to the elementary school set that wants to keep up on its American lit.

File under: Next, what will they think of


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