A spectacular pop-up celebration of ships from a bestselling novelty-book creator. This follow-up to Trains and Flight covers all types of water transport, from canoes to clippers, steamers to submarines. Open up an ocean liner and see the many decks, make the oars of a Greek bireme row in rhythm and be the master of your own fold-out port. There's much to discover, with spreads covering early ships, sailing, the age of steam, fighting ships and modern vessels. Packed with pop-ups, pull-tabs and flaps, the interactive fun combines with fascinating facts for a great lesson in transport history.
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(300mm x 238mm x 27mm)
Walker Books Ltd
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The history of seafaring transport, from rafts to supertankers, receives a brief but engaging treatment. The uncluttered design begins with a horizontal opening; each spread tackles one era or type of ship, with clear illustrations and accompanying fact boxes. Many tabs allow readers to pull the vessels across the water-blue pages, and another gives them the chance to make the slaves of a Greek bireme row in double-time. Flaps of various sizes lift to reveal a map with various voyages of exploration marked and a huge cutaway of the Queen Mary, among others. With its concluding tableau of a working port, this nifty history will leave young mariners fulfilled. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Robert Crowther
Robert Crowther is one of the world's leading paper engineers. His first book, The Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Alphabet, was originally published in 1977 and is still an international bestseller. For Walker, he has created the pop-up books Shapes, Opposites, Trains and Flight to name but a few. Robert frequently hosts pop-up workshops in schools, libraries and bookshops.