are activities you could incorporate into your language arts curriculum.
Have your students read How a Book is Made by Aliki at the
HarperCollins Web site. Then, print out the Noodles pop-up book
page at the same location. Have your students color the picture
with magic markers or crayons. Then cut, paste, and fold to make
the book. Take the activity one step further by having students
create their own pop-ups and stories. The following list points
you to some terrific pages that can help you get started.
History of Pop-Up Books - Ann Montanaro
books should look like ordinary books. Their success is to be measured
by the ingenuity with which their bookish format conceals unbookish
characteristics." A short history of pop-up books with references
a Book Is Made
Let Aliki, author
of How to Make a Book, take you through the 10 stages of bookmaking.
Excerpts from her publication include a narrative text illustrated
with delightful kittens. Any elementary student will be fascinated
by this easy-to-understand explanation of a complex process. You
can use this information as a lead-in to your class writing project.
to Make a Pop-Up - Joan Irvine
Known as the
pop-up lady, let Joan Irvine show you how to make your own pop-up
and learn how to make your own pop-up book. Print the instructions
and download the template, then watch as your students cook up
their own creations. Based on David Carter's book, there are other
activities you won't want to miss, including the four-page activity
pack, the amusing Shockwave interactive movie, and sound files
for the many ways you can say noodles.
and Moveable Books
of North Texas has prepared a virtual tour of pop-up books from
the nineteenth century to present. There are many wonderful illustrations,
including a few animations that give you an idea of how the movements
would appear in the book. This is a must visit site if you are
planning any lessons about pop-up books.