Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!
Everyone knows the ubiquitous Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but realistically speaking those gifts have very little relevance to a kid’s life. Bugs are much more fun to read – and sing – about, and David Carter imagines 12 new species of insect and then engineers them into a 3-D counting extravaganza in this Christmas pop-up book.
My favorite page? “Five glowing bugs” has a nice candlelight effect, and “Twelve angel bugs a-rising” is an impressive finale, but my heart belongs to the “Eight popcorn bugs a-popping” as they burst right out of their pot!
If you’d like to try your hand at creating your own pop-ups, Carter offers a page of links to get you started.
Feeling really ambitious? Try crafting one of Carter’s Christmas tree designs along with Martha Stewart! Click the images to view the videos.