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Richard Scarry’s Busiest Pop-Up Ever

Richard Scarry

Paper Engineering by Keith Finch

Pop-Up Book (Series)

Ages 5 to 8

Random House, 2007, 978-0-375-84120-0

  The SS Porthole has docked at the seaport in Busytown and one of things that they have unloaded is a cargo of bananas. All is going well with the unloading until someone climbs into the truck loaded up with the bananas and drives off; someone who is not supposed to be driving the truck. Bananas Gorilla is stealing the bananas!

  Quickly Sergeant Murphy follows the trail of bananas and he finds himself at the Busytown railway station. Goodness what a busy place this is! How is he ever going to find the thief in this hectic spot? Then, at last Sergeant Murphy sees his quarry on a first class train carriage. He is going to the airport. The police officer sets off in pursuit, following the trail of bananas once again.

  With dogged persistence Sergeant Murphy follows the naughty gorilla until, at last, Bananas Gorilla has a very sticky and messy accident indeed and his flight comes to a rapid end.

  In this splendid pop-up book children will not only enjoy looking at some marvelous pop-up creations, but they also will get to lift numerous flaps and pull lots of tabs to explore the world of Busytown. And, of course, there are Richard Scarry’s rich and engaging illustrations to explore throughout the book. The text tells the story about a funny banana theft and it also encourages readers to participate in the tale by asking them questions about what is going on in the story. All in all this pop-up provides readers with an all-round interactive experience.


Richard Scarry's busiest pop-up ever


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