Fitting In With Your Friends: Big Frog Can't Fit In: A Pop-Out Book by Mo Willems
POOR BIG FROG. MAKE A BIGGER BOOK! YAY, FRIENDS!
SHE CAN'T FIT IN THIS BOOK.
IF ONLY SHE WERE SMALLER. . .
OR MORE . . .BENDABLE!
Squished into the shape of a pretzel, poor Big Frog clearly needs some help from her friends.
The little frogs try to make her smaller by shortening her legs by way of a pull tab, which simultaneously reduces her long legs and puts a happy smile on her face. Still that's not quite enough to keep some of her gangly parts from popping out of the book when it's closed. Still she longs to "fit in" with her friends.
Well, if they can't make her smaller, the friends figure, there's only one thing to do. And they find a way to help Big Frog find her true ex-pression!
Multiple award-winner Mo Willems and paper engineer Bruce Foster push the toy and movable book genre to new limits in their new Big Frog Can't Fit In: A pop-out book, wonder of design which combines clever folding, pop-ups and pop-outs, flaps, tabs, and crafty page layouts to take the art of the picture book a big, er, leap, um, hop forward (and backward and to each side actually) in this wonderfully creative collaboration which s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s this format beyond its between-covers-limits. At a time when ebook variations are expanding the limits of the traditional book in their own direction, Willems is one of the most inventive author/artists currently working in the field, and this offering shows his willingness to expand the concept of the book in novel, tactile directions.
POOR BIG FROG.
MAKE A BIGGER BOOK!