The Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro
Birds and the Bees
The ultimate bug book: A unique introduction
to the world of insects in fabulous,
By Luise Woelflein. Wendy Smith-Griswold, illustrator. James Roger Diaz, paper engineer.
Produced by White Heat Ltd. Printed in Singapore. New York, An Artists & Writers Guild Book,
Description: 23 x 30 cm. 10 pages. Five complex, double-page pop-ups with tab-operated
mechanicals. Detailed spreads examine and explain how insects live and reproduce, eat and defend
themselves.This magnificent Mega Moth is shown life size, with wings which may
measure 12 inches from tip to tip. Also on this page is a fabric "feely" spot
simulating the hairs that cover the body of the moth. In some parts of
Southeast Asia, the Walking Stick, shown at the base of the illustration,
can grow to 12 inches or more in length.
Animal homes. A National Geographic Action
Jeffrey Terreson, illustrator. Alice Jablonsky, writer. John Strejan, paper engineer.
Printed in Colombia, South America. Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society,
Description: 24 x 24 cm. 12 pages.
Text and illustrations depict animals building homes for protection and raising their young.
Pictured here are bees making their hive. The queen bee is laying eggs in the wax rooms called
cells. Lifting the cover from the cell marked "pupa" reveals the larva growing into a young bee.
On the limb of the tree, two layers lift up to expose a moth sneaking into the honeycomb for
honey. The large red blossom in the lower right corner has a tab which moves the bee into the
flower to collect pollen. The National Geographic has produced about 20 books in the Action
The beetle. [JPG 126K] Dimensional
Nature Portfolio Series. By Maria M. Mudd. Wendy Smith-Griswold, illustrator.
James Diaz, paper engineer. Produced by White Heat Ltd. Printed in Singapore. New
York, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, Inc., 1992.
Description: 23 x 32 cm. 14 pages 11 x 32 cm. One large pop-up of a Goliath beetle
opens in the center of the book. Five smaller beetles pop-up from the informative
text describing the life cycle of beetles.
Majesty in flight: Nature's birds of prey
in three dimensions.
By Ron Van der Meer. Ivan Lapper, illustrator. Van der Meer Paper Design.
Printed in Singapore. [New York], Abbeville Press, 1984.
Description: 20 x 30 cm. 12 pages. Four double-page pop-ups. The detailed text
describes five birds of prey belonging to the order of Falconiformes. Life-like
constructions focus on the Golden Eagle (with a wingspan opening in the book to16 inches),
the Black Vulture,the Northern Harrier, and Peregrine Falcon. There is also a detachable
model of a Kestrel that is ready to fly. The pop-up vulture shown here rises 7
inches off the pages. Found in southern Europe and Asia, this vulture is huge and
sluggish and lives off of dead or dying animals.