Pop Goes the Whale

26 Apr

I am a fan of pop-up books.  This Moby-Dick one created by Sam Ita is amazing.

Moby-Dick: a pop-up book

Since not everyone is finished reading The Whale, I’ll just share a page or two.

It’s the Pequod!  With rigging!  See the flap on the left?  You can lift it for another pop-up.  That hand in the lower right?  It’s Queequeg’s; when you open it, he’s holding yojo.

In just twelve pages Sam Ita has boiled down the blubber of Moby-Dick and given us the best of the story.


Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Moby-Dick


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5 responses to “Pop Goes the Whale

  1. Christina Joy

    April 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Everyone should put this on hold immediately. It’s fantastic.

  2. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    April 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

    My kids mutilate pop-ups. It looks great though.

    • Christine

      April 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Yes, this was a “mama-must-hold-it” book. Actually it had a “library display only” sticker on it. I don’t know how I managed to take it home with me.

      • Adriana @ Classical Quest

        April 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        Well, sometimes it is easier to get forgiveness than permission. ( I would NEVER say that in front of my kids!)

        Though, I’m sure you didn’t realize it was “library display only” until you got home:)


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