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The Elmer Pop-Up Book    by David McKee order for
Elmer Pop-Up Book
by David McKee
Order:  USA  Can
Andersen, 1996 (1980)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Join this colorful, patchwork elephant as he romps with his friends. Each double page spread has multiple moving parts, from pop-up sections to pull tabs and flip the flap windows. Open the first page and up pops a giraffe, while behind a rock is a snake that uncoils. And if you gently pull the insect atop a plant, you'll see it grow and double its height. Also, don't forget to pull Elmer's tab to see what he will do!

This picture book has some clever moving parts, but some of them are a bit delicate and will easily rip, so be careful. Adults will want to assist younger children with some of the pull tabs so there's not a problem. Also, see if you can find where the grumpy owl is hiding out in each section. He doesn't like being disturbed when he's sleeping during the day.

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