Friday, May 24, 2013


My darling friend Madmoiselle Laura from Formule Blonde sent me this incredible book from France.  It arrived this week and I have been trying to take photos to show you how fantastic it is but it's nearly impossible to do because it's a pop-up book and I need a third hand (and probably a fourth hand too) to hold the book in a certain way to be able to take a picture.  After many attempts, I gave up because it was just not possible.

But thank goodness I found a video that does just that :)
The book is Océano from Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud.

It is a fabulous book! Even if you cannot read French, it is worth getting just to look at the pop-up wonders inside!  My son is a huge fan of oceans and sea animals so he was mesmerized by this.

The same authors have previously published another great pop-up book entitled POPVILLE.

It's such an ingenious concept! A city growing in front of your very eyes at each turn of page.  The vibrant colors are plentiful but not overwhelming. All combined together they create the illusion of a lively city. I will probably try to get my hands on that book as well :D
For now I'll be happy with my Océano book.  Plus, it gives me an occasion to read some French to the kids as well and teach them new vocabulary!
Thank you Madmoiselle Laura for sending me this beautiful book! ♥


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    1. It is really an impressive sight! I was surprised by the quality of the pop-up!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! this is gorgeous!! what a fun gift :)