The sun is setting and it’s time for an adventure. So switch off your light, turn on your torch and get ready to begin… Midnight Creatures A Pop-Up Shadow Search is just what it sounds like. This brand new pop-up title created by talented paper artist and engineer Helen Friel takes you on an adventure in the dark. All five scenes have beautiful layered habitats of different animals, each with it’s own theme. For example: The spread called The Night Birds contains round and leaf-like contours while The Dark Cave is a completely different theme with stalactites and stalagmites. All pop-up’s contain three layers and a printed legend with animals at the bottom. By pointing a flashlight at a pop-up, all three layers work together and reveal an amazing effect of dancing shadows projected on the wall. By moving the flashlight, the cut-out sections from the overlapping layers form animals that are projected into the shadow. This may sound easy but it feels a bit like a puzzle to find the right angle with the flashlight. A fun searching game that challenges the reader to find all animals in the legend.
Designed to use with a flashlight
The dark blue color scheme of this book works great with a flashlight and contributes to the feeling of searching in the night (or maybe moonlight). The paper is strong, the pop-ups are solid and the pages have a nice matt finish which is important for a book that is designed to use with a flashlight. The cover is beautiful with a centered collage of all habitats and animals. The title is printed in gold and gives this book that extra luxurious appearance.
Midnight Creatures is a very original pop-up title which proves that paper engineering can be very diverse and original. Just by adding a flashlight as an element to tell a story. We can imagine that this book is a great read for kids and also a lot of fun for parents to join in, looking for creatures in the dark. For us collectors, this is another great original pop-up title that we can add to our collection. We already look forward to Helen’s next publication!
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Scene’s in Midnight Creatures
The Dense Jungle – Who is moving in the moonlit jungle?
The Dark Cave – Who is lurking in the shadows of the cave?
The Moonlit Woodland – Which woodland creatures are hiding in the dark?
The Deep Ocean – Which curious creatures are swimming in the dark depths?
The Night Birds – Which feathered friends are fluttering in the moonlight?
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