This piece originally appeared on edtechdigest.com.
The first pop-up children’s book I ever touched was Little Red Riding Hood. I was a high school senior and I had thought I was over the fairy tales phase age. Yet I was super impressed with the pop-up Little Red Riding Hood.
The story was the same. Except that it wasn’t. The pop-ups made it different; they added another dimension to it. Did I mention how impressed I was with the pop-ups?
I envied the kids who’d discover Little Red Riding Hood through that book. I had discovered the story through a book with no pictures. No pictures at all. I had to imagine everything. That wasn’t too hard, but the beautiful images that popped-up each time I turned a page made me imagine the story more vividly. Even though I was a high school senior.