The Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro
Past and Present
(1950 to 1993)
Moko and Koko in the jungle. [JPG 160K]
By V. Kubasta.
Printed in Czechoslovakia. London: Bancroft and Co., [196-?].
Description: 22 x 32 cm. Eight pages of text precede a large double-page pop-up. The pop-up
is a detailed, dense jungle scene with vegetation and animals. The characters
Moko and Koko are depicted on card stock and can be moved like paper dolls
throughout the scene. Koko appears to be taking a nice nap at the feet of a
presumably very docile elephant.
The tournament [JPG 121K] Westminster Books.
V. Kubasta, illustrator.
London, Bancroft, 1961.
Printed in Czechoslovakia. London: Bancroft and Co., [196-?]
Description: 23 x 33 cm. 7 pages of text. Cover title: Castle tournament. Seven pages of text
precede a large
double-page pop-up scene of a tournament in a medieval castle. Two knights on horseback, not
seen in this photograph,
joust in front of the open castle entrance. The elaborate castle has red cellophane windows.
The pop-up book of the American
Revolution. [JPG 79K]
Douglas Jamieson, illustrator. Printed in Colombia, South America. New York, Scholastic Book
Description: 14 x 20 cm. 12 pages. Five great events in America's history; the Boston Tea Party,
Paul Revere's ride,
the Battle of Lexington, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Washington crossing
Two pop-ups, a rotating wheel with dates and significant events, and tab-operated mechanicals.
Here, shown in a very
simple fold-up illustration, Washington crosses the Delaware River into New Jersey on December
25, 1776 to surprise
the British in Trenton.
Roaring lion tales: A pop-up book. [JPG 97K]
Retold by Alain Presencer. Created by Ron Van der Meer. Van der Meer Paper Design. Printed in
Description: 25 cm. Four double-page pop-ups illustrate the stories "The lion and the fox"; "The
lion, the mosquito
and the spider"; "The lion, the jackal, the panther and the brave kid"; and "The lion and the
booklets, 8 x 16 cm., with pertinent stories accompany each pop-up. When the page is opened,
the jagged board leaning
against the lion's enclosure makes a sawing noise. Additionally, when the tab on the carpenter's
back is moved back
and forth, the carpenter's arm holding the hammer hits the nail.
Jungle adventure: a pop-up vacation.. [JPG 154
Helen Balmer, illustrator and paper engineer. Produced by Intervisual Books, Inc. Printed and
bound in Colombia,
South America. New York, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993.
Description: 18 x 31 cm. 10 pages. Summer vacation with Gramps is anything but boring! They
ride on an elephant and a
giraffe, eat beside aligator-infested water, and have their camp overrun by a rhinosaurus. Five
double-page pop-ups. Gramps and grandson jump out of a tree hanging onto a rope in this
pop-up. The dog is suspended
on the rope as well.