The Global Warning : A Pop-Up Book of Our Endangered Planet
Submitter: Sadly, we came upon this book when it was recently returned to the library by a family. Pop-up books in general are bad ideas for libraries because they never last very long. This one would have been weeded on condition alone. But, the subject matter and demonstrative pull tabs showing, among other things, acid rain, deforestation, whale hunting, and baby seal clubbing made it a candidate for this blog. The bulldozer pull-tab knocks over trees. The deforestation pull-tab was broken so I did not take a photo of it. We are a small botanical and horticultural special library and we do have a children’s collection. This title is no longer a part of it.
Holly: Oh good! You can interact with the book and get your deforestation and baby seal clubbing kicks without actually harming anything. So…the lesson here is that these things are bad, but they’ve made it totally fun to participate virtually.