“ ‘Welcome to the Neighborwood’ is a pop-up from 2015 and is a great example of an artist book that has been transformed into a mass-market mainstream pop-up that anyone can purchase and enjoy,” said Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian.
Award-winning artist and bookmaker Shawn Sheehy once again offers readers an impressive children’s book that takes an inside look into the engineered homes of several creatures.
“Using dramatically unfolding pop-ups to introduce seven woodland animals with special construction skills of their own… [This book is] a visually striking and enriching overview of animals living independently and as part of an ecosystem” wrote a Publishers Weekly reviewer.
Originally crafted with handmade paper, as is true of Sheehy’s publication “The Pop-up Field Guide to North American Wildflowers” that was featured earlier in the series, a pop-up was later created into this mass market version available anywhere.
“You could go into a bookstore and probably find [the book] yourself. The pop-ups illustrate the nests and homes constructed by insects and other creatures that you might find in your garden, [such as] the honey bee hive,” said Intrator. “He has found a way through paper engineering to bring those incredible constructions to life.”
This earthy investigation of creatures’ homes concludes in an awe-inspiring final spread showing all of them together.
Here is what you may have missed: “Astronomicum Caesareum;“ The Daily Express;” “Mariners Compass Rectified;” “A Series of Amusing Transformation Scenes; “A Pop-up Guide to North American Wildflowers;” “Robinson Crusoe.”and “Table! Lay Yourself.”