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From Apple to Zip, via Mailbox and Village, this beautiful pop-up book offers a fresh take on the alphabet. Spot the connections between the letters sharing a pop - a Letter in a Mailbox, a Pillow on a Quilt, twisty Roots under a Swing on a Tree. Young children learning the alphabet will enjoy identifying the letters embossed on each page. Older children will delight in searching for the connection between the pop-up objects in this engaging, wordless book. A collectible Alphabet pop-up, for design connoisseurs of all ages.

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21st December '17
I read it to Ibby aged 5 aged 5 & to Massi aged 11 months aged 0
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
This is a truly exquisite book. Honestly, words can not express just how charming it is. Basically it is a pop up book with an image for each letter of the alphabet. So 'S' is for swing, 'D' is for dog. Our favourite is 'X' for X-ray - which changes from a body to the x-ray image as you open up the book.  The pop up images are so stylish and chic. This book was a big hit with my 5-year-old son, and he really enjoyed going through it, and finding the hidden embossed letters on each page. There are no words, but we spent time taking through each image and discussing it. As it is made of paper, you have to be vigilant to make sure younger kids  or babies don't rip it apart. But it is truly special. This feels like a heirloom book - one to pass down from generation to generation. It would make a great gift too!! Simply love it!! 
22nd December '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
Wow, this book is very beautiful and a pleasure to explore with my little one. I used to love pop-up books as a kid. But this one is so unique, simple but beautiful. At first I thought letters were missing but they're all there. They are just embossed. That means it is fun, trying to hunt them all down and  also make the connection with the image and the letter. The book feels like a work of art. 
22nd December '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
Beautiful and unique book! This is an amazing and magical gift! We all loved this ABC pop-up book in our house. Each page has a beautiful pop-up, that represents at least one word starting with the letter from the ABC and they are all very unique with different styles. My son hasn't stopped looking at it the entire day. His favourite page is the one for letters V and W and mine is the one that has R, S and T, my husband's favourite one is the letter A. The book also is the perfect size for his hands.
22nd December '17
LA12 read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
This little pop-up book is so intricate and beautifully made. Leo has been reading it over and over, going through each of the letter names and sounds. He loves carefully removing the book from the hard case and turning the pages to display each of the pop-ups - the juice box is his favorite. He enjoyed searching for the embossed letters on each page and pointed out that there isn't an N or O embossed on the 'No' pop-up page. As well as finding the connection between the objects in the pop-up, he also liked finding letters that could mean more than one word; G could be Grass or Green, E could be Ear or Elephant. 
22nd December '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Aby aged 7 aged 7 & to Laya aged 2 aged 2
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
Fantastic pop up book of alphabet.  Each page is beautifully designed and constructed . An excellent teaching material. My daughters enjoyed this book very much. They loved looking at every pages and its a joy to watch them identify the objects on every pages. A truly magnificent book . 
26th December '17
I read it to Noah aged 7 aged 7 & to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
This is the most amazing hardback pop up book we have ever seen. It came beautifully wrapped and sits in its own cardboard sleeve. It is small but packed full of the whole alphabet in pop up form. A is for apple and the most beautiful red, 3 dimensional apple appears as you open the first page. B is for book and as you open the next page the book opens up right in front of you. Each letter has a smaller embossed letter on the pop up illustration to help guide you through the alphabet. We love this book and all have our own favourite pop up letters. This book is great for children of all ages and is definitely one to be treasured.
27th December '17
I read it to Piglet aged 6 aged 6
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
This is not a book, this is a work of art! A pop-up book with a difference, this is a simply stunning example of paper pop-up art. Each letter of the alphabet is represented with a pop up picture, and an embossed letter (with some easier to find than others, it extends the enjoyment of the experience for the child searching to find all of them). Each pop up picture is completely different and unique - the amount of effort, imagination and skill that has gone into creating this book is hard to comprehend, and the book truly is a thing of beauty. 

This book is recommended for 5-9 year olds, and while it looks fragile and delicate it certainly isn't - it is sturdy enough to be handled by my robust six year old. I also think I would change the age range to 5-99, as it is something that certainly be enjoyed by adults (especially anyone who is interested in paper art). 

A plus for me is that my son is a bit of a reluctant reader, and he massively enjoyed identifying what letter exhibition pop up picture represented, and searching for  the hidden letters. One of my greatest joys as a parent is seeing my children delight in books, and this book really captured my child's attention.

At £19.99, this book is somewhat underpriced for what it is. And if I could give this 10 stars instead of five, then I would. Definitely one of the best children's books published in 2017.
8th January '18
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
This ABC book is absolutely stunning and secretly I want it for my bookshelf. 
Courtney Watson McCarthy has done a brilliant job at creating a fun, slick, exciting ABC book that you just want to keep exploring. I speak on behalf of all my family!
 
Each time my 3 year old daughter has read this she beams with happiness.

 The book is brilliant at showing you connections between words. How clever and also so well planned by Courtney Watson McCarthy.

Each page doesn't always display bold lettering to highlight exactly what each object represents but are sometimes embossed in white on to the pop up. My daughter thinks that it is brilliant that some are "hidden" however, I can appreciate this may take some getting used to for some children.

We love this ABC book because not only is it unique it's an utter beauty.
2nd January '18
I read it to Rubiroo aged 5 aged 5 & to Darcm aged 1 aged 1
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
5 stars
Wow what a beautiful charming book my daughter is in year one and starting to form her letters. This book has been to everyone house where she demonstrates her knowledge of abc and she loves to show all the pop ups. Everyone was impressed just how amazing the pop ups were. The book is a little treasure perfect for little hands and a book to enjoy with everyone.
23rd December '17
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
4 stars
What a wonderful surprise of a book! My daughter loved opening each page and being surprised by the clever cut out, pop up pages. There are no words in this book but each card pop up starts with each letter of the alphabet and has the letter embossed on the card somewhere. My daughter enjoyed guessing what each letter stood for, and we were puzzled by a few that were all on the same page.
Definitely not a book for a young child as the pages would be very easily ripped. 
2nd January '18
Leximoo read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
ABC Pop-Up 9781910646304
4 stars
This book is fantastic. My 5 year old daughter loved looking at each page and trying to find the letter and guessing what they where, a few pages have more them one on which is fun. We loved the letter x as it is an xray and it moves from body to bones. Very clever book but definitely for older children as it can easily be ruined. 
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Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in Theatrical Scenic Design, she worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. She is a member of the Movable Book Society and SCBWI....

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