Pop-up Moon


Pop-up Moon is a comprehensive and exquisitely produced book that presents a wealth of facts about the moon.  While the popup pages elevate the subject perfectly, the quality of information elevate this book into something more special. For example, Anne Jankeliowitch explains  why the moon appears to change shape at various points throughout the year. Thereafter, we learn how it affects our planet, and what happens when we experience an eclipse.

Alongside Olivier Charbonnel’s paper engineering are beautiful illustrations. To heighten the reading experience we are invited to jump aboard a rocket to share the facts! Alongside this wonderful title, Bookwagon suggests such titles as Once Upon a Star  or The Spacesuit to build the wonder and learning.

Pop-up Moon was first published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of man’s first steps on the moon. Bookwagon considers that this book is a glorious celebration of that historic marker.


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Pop-up Moon

Anne Jankeliowitch (text), Annabelle Buxton (illustrations) and Olivier Charbonnel (paper engineering)

(Thames & Hudson)

Pop-up Moon provides everything a budding astronomer might need to know about the moon. Not only is it beautifully illustrated throughout, but it features magnificently constructed and ingenious pop-up dioramas.  These are a treasure to explore! Then again, these pop-up scenarios encourage interaction through dials and flaps. None of these can be anticipated.   It seems as though the information is carefully composed too, zealously researched. Then again, each illustration and diagram highlights this information painstakingly! It’s as though Michael Collins was aboard its development.
This book is a sumptuous presentation and then part of a series from the publisher. Furthermore, Bookwagon considers it a glorious marker to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of NASA’s moon landing. While Pop-up Moon is an ideal guide to our moon for the whole family, we suggest budding astronomers would wallow in its wonder. Bookwagon is proud to have discovered and to share this glorious book.  We consider this would be a superb gift, a book to keep and treasure.
Then again, we suggest that interested parties might care to extend their understanding with another recommended, related title, such as Survival in Space


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