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Panorama Pops
By Candlewick Press
Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

2015 / ISBN 9780763671860
Children's Pop Up
Ages 5 - 9

Reviewed by Bob Walch


No matter if you are seeking a memento of a former visit to Venice or wish to prepare for a visit you might be making in the months ahead, this special accordion-fold novelty book is filled with some of the special sights and landmarks that make this Italian city so special.

Fashioned from cut-paper, the thirteen colorful buildings and squares that pop-out at you include St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and Burano Island.

Along with each cut out is a paragraph that explains its significance plus there’s also a map of Venice and the surrounding islands. Find a table where you can stretch the book out to its full length and you can enjoy the pop up art on both sides of the pages.

Beautifully designed, this little book gives a new meaning to armchair travel. It would also make an ideal visual classroom aid in a situation where a geography lesson was focused on Venice.

Reviewed 2015