Pop Up World: Things that Go - Story Snug

My Pop-Up World by Nicola Killen

We won two My Pop-Up World novelty books in a Twitter giveaway from author / illustrator Nicola Killen. Although my daughter is no longer a toddler she is fascinated by the brightly coloured pop-ups and is using the books to practise her reading.

The books are sturdy, they are a good size for little hands and each page has a beautifully illustrated pop-up. Although the pop-ups are made of fairly thick card I would read them under supervision with babies and young toddlers as some of them need careful handling. They are really cleverly done and it is very difficult to choose a favourite. The illustrations are brightly coloured and appealing to young children and the simple text is written in the first person, it is bold and written in an easy to read font.

The My Pop-Up World books would be great to use in the nursery or reception classroom as part of Weather or Transport topics. The simple text also makes them great first reading books for beginner readers.

Things That Go
Pop Up World: Things that Go - Story Snug

In Things That Go a child is introduced to various modes of transport including a ship, a plane, a train and a rocket. At the end we are introduced to the child’s favourite mode of transport which will be familiar to all young children. My favourite pop-up is the rocket which zooms upwards as you open the page and my daughter’s favourite is the ship.

Pop Up World: Weather - Story Snug

Weather introduces different kinds of weather and includes items that may be needed, for example, sunglasses when it is sunny and an umbrella when it rains. The final page shows what the child in the story likes doing when the weather is really bad. My daughter loves the very cute, tiny pop-up house and my two favourites are the snowman’s big, orange carrot nose and the child’s sunglasses!

My Pop-Up World books are lovely first non fiction books for the littlest children but as a parent I find them fun to read too.

Age Range: 2 +

Author / Illustrator: Nicola Killen

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16 responses to “My Pop-Up World by Nicola Killen”

  1. The Reading Residence avatar

    My son loves ‘things that go’ at the moment, as he’s transport fascinated, so this would be a good one for him, thanks!

    1. Catherine avatar

      My daughter loved all transport, tractors especially, when she was a toddler. ‘Things That Go’ would have been perfect for her at that age.

  2. Tiffiny avatar

    I haven’t used a pop-up with my daughter yet because I’m afraid it’ll just get ruined. She’s almost 2.5 now, so maybe it’s time. These sound great, especially the Things That Go since she’s really interested in this topic right now. I’ll have to watch for it. Thanks for stopping by Spark and Pook.

    1. Catherine avatar

      I was always careful with pop-up books when my daughter was younger but even now she can be a little bit rough when they excite her so I don’t really know what the best age for introducing them would be!

  3. Christine M. (Cool Mom) - Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina avatar

    Hi! Oh, wow, we love pop-up books. Even with my daughter now at almost eleven-years-old. A great pop-up book is a fun bedtime book! Thanks for sharing – they sound great.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend ahead.

    1. Catherine avatar

      I think that pop-up books appeal to all ages, my daughter loves these 🙂

  4. Jenny avatar

    Pop up books are the best. We have one with a panda bear in it, and my little one insists of bringing it to zoo each time we go. These looks like they have great colors to engage young readers.

    1. Catherine avatar

      They are really brightly coloured which is a big part of their appeal 🙂

  5. Alex Baugh avatar

    I love pop up books and so did my Kiddo when she was younger. These look like great beginner pop up for kids. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Catherine avatar

      I am completely fascinated by the paper engineering in these books, it’s so cleverly done 🙂

  6. Julie Grasso avatar

    They look awesome. My almost three year old seems to still love pop ups, so we will check them out.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Three is the perfect age for these books 🙂

  7. Zoe avatar

    I LOVE pop up books! And Nicola Killen is great too so I shall have to look out for these.

    1. Catherine avatar

      I love Nicola Killen’s artwork, so bold and bright 🙂

  8. Barbara Mojica avatar

    I love pop up books for young children because they provide the added benefit of enhancing fine motor skills. These sound perfect for preschoolers! Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Catherine avatar

      They are so beautifully crafted and illustrated, the paper engineering fascinates me 🙂