Sometimes encouraging young children to read books can be tricky so finding something more interactive can be a real help. Pop up books are great for grabbing and holding your kids' attentions while also letting them follow a story or be introduced to new details about the world. So, if you're looking for something to keep your kids entertained and get them more comfortable with reading then these pop up books are definitely worth trying out...
This gorgeous pop up book follows the aquatic adventures of three mermaids, Sandy, Shelley and Sparkle, preparing for a royal visit from Queen Marina. With 3 pop up scenes to explore, your toddlers will love diving into the world of the Mermaid Kingdom.
A lovely story and a pop up playset are combined in this must-have book for your little readers. When Kenny Kitten goes missing it's up to Betty Bunny to find him before the Tree House Hotel's grand feast! The playset comes complete with cut outs of the characters, allowing you to bring the magic of the Tree House Hotel into your own home!
3. Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Hide-and-Seek Pig
Julia Donaldson is well-known for being an author of incredible children's fiction, sometimes her characters feel so real and likable they're practically jumping off the page but in her series of Acorn Wood flip-the-flap books they really are! Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, these books see Fox and Pig on their silly rhyming escapades. These beautiful books are a must for your children and are a great way of introducing them (and yourself!) to the wonderful world of Julia Donaldson.
Our board book version of Rod Campbell's classic Dear Zoo is perfect for all young animal lovers. The story sees a young child ask the local zoo to send them a new pet so they send various creatures in crates for them to choose from. These animals are then slowly revealed through the lift-the-flaps in the book. Cute and entertaining, this book will introduce your kids to a range of animals and is sure to capture their imaginations.
Roger Priddy's Playtown books are perfect for helping children make sense of the world around them by introducing objects and jobs in a simple and engaging way. In each book, they can discover lots of new information in the bright and busy scenes and lift the flaps for even more pictures and details to discover.
Pop up books are fantastic for introducing fiction to young reluctant readers and as they get more into this exciting style of stories, they'll be developing a real love of books. Take a look at our full range of children's books to see what else might suit your budding bookworms.