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Yellow Square : A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages
by David A. Carter


Overview - First came One Red Dot , next Blue 2 , 600 Black Spots ...now Yellow Square, the fourth installment of David A. Carter's acclaimed color series Modern and elegant paper engineering and text are certain to awe children of all ages

Readers will search beatiful, modern pop-ups to discover the hidden yellow square on each spread in this follow up to David A.  Read more...


 
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Overview
First came One Red Dot, next Blue 2, 600 Black Spots...now Yellow Square, the fourth installment of David A. Carter's acclaimed color series Modern and elegant paper engineering and text are certain to awe children of all ages

Readers will search beatiful, modern pop-ups to discover the hidden yellow square on each spread in this follow up to David A. Carter's New York Times award winning, 600 Black Spots.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781416940937
  • ISBN-10: 1416940936
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 20
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-8
  • Dimensions: 9.26 x 9.5 x 1.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Art - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Concepts - Alphabet
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Concepts - Colors

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 62.
  • Review Date: 2008-08-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

More child-friendly than last year's 600 Black Spots, the new addition to the series that began with One Red Dot is just as much an overture to exploring art. A yellow square hides in plain sight in or within the paper engineering on each spread; sometimes, the creation of the yellow square is entirely up to the reader. On the first spread, for example, that square exists only when the reader peers through a die-cut while holding the book at the correct angle—in other words, perspective is everything. Captions are variously enigmatic (“The fog of art/ and a yellow square,” for an elaborate windows–like construction topped in vellum) or childlike (“The cow jumped over the moon/ and a yellow square,” for an abstract paper sculpture). As before, Carter confines himself to primary colors, black and white; even with this palette, he alludes to a number of artists, among them Agam, whose name he spells out in a tribute piece; Christo, in a trio of wrapped structures; Miro; and Calder, via a trapeze with rotating flaps that stand in for performers. Not all the spreads are equally impressive, but the best are dazzlers. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)

 
BookPage Reviews

As easy as . . .

David A. Carter's Yellow Square continues his inventive pop-up puzzles. Using his signature palette, he challenges readers to find the graphic element, in this case a yellow square, hidden amid a pull-up "swirligig," net-encased Seuss-like towers, a Mondrian-inspired construction and a jiggly tree.

 
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