To celebrate the arrival of autumn we are going to take a closer look at the brand new pop-up title Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book. A beautiful pop-up book that is all about the season of colors. Leaves is the very first published pop-up book created by Paper Engineer Yoojin Kim, published by Jumping Jack Press. We did an interview with Yoojin Kim about her work and the creation of Leaves that you can read here.
“A leaf seems simple. But leaves do many things.”
Just like the Snowflakes Pop-Up Book, this book also contains lots of fun facts about leaves. Believe it or not but there aren’t that many pop-up books about autumn. Leaves proves that autumn is a perfect subject to make a colorful pop-up book about. It takes you on an instructive journey trough nature at its best. When autumn arrives, nature goes trough a transformation and trees turn into colorful palettes of warm colors. In Leaves you’ll find trees, lots of mushrooms and also meet the cutest little animals that take advantage of all the benefits that leaves have to offer. The wonderful artwork created by Lindsay Dale-Scott and the well-engineered pop-ups work great together and make this book a season title that is unique of its kind.
Yoojin Kim did an amazing job creating pop-ups that work and feel solid but also look complex at the same time. Everything works like it should and the variation of used techniques make this an enjoyable pop-up book for anyone who’s interested in pop-ups. The movables and lift-the-flap-leaves are fun and interactive. Together with that, all pop-ups contribute to a rich and dimensional presentation of every scene and animate beautifully! It’s smart engineering combined with creative solutions that just work.
The illustrated cover of Leaves (that is printed with golden details) makes you wonder what’s inside and you will not be disappointed. The artwork, created by Lindsay Dale-Scott, is stunning! The first thing that you’ll notice when you look at Leaves are the bright and warm colors. The illustrations are basic but have that “arty look” that makes it extra enjoyable to read, even for a grown-up. The solid paper and matte finish of the prints add extra quality to the overall look and feel of Leaves. Lindsay managed to capture autumn in both beautiful colors and artwork that give this book a strong and delightful theme.
This pop-up book is packed with a lot of interesting facts about leaves but you’ll have to look for those facts because they are all hidden behind lift-the-flap leaves. The flaps are subtile and merge perfectly together with the pop-ups and the artwork. Janet Lawler, who wrote the text for Leaves, tells about animals that use leaves for protection and how leaves affect their environment in a good way. A fun read that gives a new perspective about how useful and important leaves are for nature and animals.
Order at Amazon: Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book
Paper engineering by Yoojin Kim
Written by Janet Lawler
Illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott
Published by Jumping Jack Press
We had the opportunity to ask Yoojin some questions about this book, a new project and her work as a Paper Engineer. Click here to go to the interview!
For more information about the work of Yoojin you can visit her website and portfolio: yoojinkim.com