POPUP NEW YORK. Copyright © 2014 by Jennie Maizels. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books London. The image of the Flatiron Building is a tradmark used under limited license. The Empire State Building image ® is a registered trademark of Empire State Building Company LLC. and is used with permission.

Pop-up New York, by Jennie Maizels, Candlewick Press; $19.99, 12 pages, all ages.

Forget the ubiquitous I LOVE NY tee shirts because there’s a better way to show your love for the Big Apple that also makes a great holiday gift; Jennie Maizels’ latest oversize pop-up book dedicated to New York. (London was the object of her previous pop-up ode to urban life.) Here readers are treated to marvelous paper engineering showcasing many of the places that make New York unique, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the High Line.  Each oversize page is filled with fact-filled flaps for further exploration.  Where many pop-up books of this size and scope can cost close to thirty dollars, Pop-up New York delivers great value as a statement-making present and can be found for less than $20. If you can’t make it to New York this holiday season, bring it home instead – there’s no place like it.  

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