March 28, 2008

Let's read an entire — and really cool — book right here on YouTube.



I love that. If you want to buy ABC3D by Marion Bataille — it's available in the fall — go here.

I found that via Drawn! where I'd forgotten to go for a while and where I saw plenty of other very nice things, like this street-art dog made of plastic bags that inflate and make the dog stand up when the subway passes below:

14 comments:

Middle Class Guy said...

Art imitates Marilyn Monroe.

MadisonMan said...

Is the idea is to get yuppie (there's an old word!) friends of new parents to buy this book for the brilliant offspring? In my experience, pop-up books last about 2 seconds under the grubby hands of toddlers.

As an art piece, it's somewhat interesting, but after seeing it once or twice, nothing is new.

Bob said...

Looks more like Knut the polar bear cub than a dog, I think.

George said...

I hate to harsh the mellow, but did you know that these books are assembled by Asian or Latino slaves?

"I was born here, and I'll die here."

Well, maybe not.

But your computer's chassis is definitely slave-made.

Middle Class Guy said...

George said...
I hate to harsh the mellow, but did you know that these books are assembled by Asian or Latino slaves?

"I was born here, and I'll die here."

Well, maybe not.



More like not. The article said nothing about enslavement, low wages, chiled labor, or forced labor. Your quote was from an elderly woman who has live in the town her whole life.

Definitely a not.

Trooper York said...

Cool, you adopted a dog.

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper York said...
Cool, you adopted a dog.



Some people like inflatables. Not that there's antything wrong with that.

Trooper York said...

"Some people like inflatables. Not that there's antything wrong with that."

Very true. If it werent't for inflatables, Doyle wouldn't have a social life.

Palladian said...

When they outlaw plastic bags, only the street art plastic bag dogs will suffer.

Joan said...

MadisonMan: it depends on the kid. My youngest has a collection -- an entire shelf full -- of pop-ups, mostly by David Carter and Robert Sabuda. He's 7 now but several of these books (the David Carter ones) go back to when he was 2. He loves them.

"S" and "U" were my favorites, but I agree with MM that this book is confused about it's audience. Some of the letter representations are too abstract for using it as a teaching tool, and as an art piece, there's not enough there there to sustain interest. Carter's AlphaBugs is a great alphabet pop-up for kids, there's more interest and better consistency with case and orientation among the letters, so you can use it as a teaching tool.

Chip Ahoy said...

Thank-you for the abc3d book link. It's brilliant! Brilliant, I tell you. I've preordered, eager to add it to my collection of pop-ups books which is considerable.

It's been my experience with pop ups they provide many hours of fun and a continuing focus of interest for visitors as well as great research resources.

I'd love to put a squelch on your harsh by pointing out they are indeed constructed in Asia by highly sought out well compensated specialists possessing extraordinary skills delighted in their chosen careers who whistle while they work and tend to break into spontaneous songs about their overflowing joy for life and incredible good luck.

Omaha1 said...

To me it definitely looks like a polar bear. A cute baby polar bear, dying in the terrible heat of global warming. Al Gore, where are you?

Chip Ahoy said...

View a touching and deeply moving true story told in a series of videos uploaded to YouTube in which a teenage pop-up enthusiast imposes himself upon renowned paper engineer pop-up book designer Robert Sabuda at his studio in New York. Robert Sabuda takes the foreign youngster under his wing and patiently in an act of extraordinary goodwill accepts the youngster as his apprentice. Learn the full story of this brief apprenticeship as the youth rises cheerfully to every challenge present to him brimming with joy for the opportunity to study under the tutelage of his idol. Watch as the apprentice learns step for step the arduous task of bringing a series of pop-up mechanism into book form to the very end where his master is greeted by a throng of waiting admirers.

YouTube Channel NAMIpopstar

videos
Ururun1 through Ururun 26 (with #25 oddly missing)
+Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

Charles Chapman said...

Publish a book on YouTube? Been there, done that. :)

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