David A. Carter brings the unique aesthetic of his award-winning color series to the younger set in The Happy Little Yellow Box. This highly interactive novelty book follows a friendly yellow box as he journeys high and low, near and far--until finally resting in a spot that is "just right." This fun, engaging read introduces the first concepts of colors, counting, shapes, and opposites through the use of pop-ups, pull-tabs, and more.
About the Author
David A. Carter is a master paper engineer and creator of the Bugs series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. He is also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Color series featuring One Red Dot, Blue 2, 600 Black Spots (named a Best Illustrated Book of 2007 by The New York Times), Yellow Square, and White Noise. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Auburn, California.
The Happy Little Yellow Box: ?A Pop-up Book of Opposites
David A. Carter. Little Simon, $12.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4169-4096-8
A smiley-faced yellow box assumes different roles and interacts with white chalk-drawn elements against plain black pages in this joyful exploration of opposites. Transformed into a helicopter, the yellow box rises upward in a pop-up ("High and low with the Happy Little Yellow Box"). In other spreads, the box becomes the back of a truck (horses emerge via tab to demonstrate in versus out) and peeks out of windows in two houses to emphasize near and far. Readers' smiles will match that of the box in this winning blend of minimalism, movement, and personality. Ages 3–up. (July)
--Publishers Weekly, June 11, 2012, *STAR