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19 Pop-Up Books Adults Won’t Want To Share With Their Kids

19 Pop-Up Books Adults Won’t Want To Share With Their Kids

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Promising review: “This book is SO COOL. It’s incredible. When I opened it up I actually said out loud ‘how did they make this?’ The construction is sturdy. well made, and it’s clear that there was a lot of attention to detail. It’s unlike any pop-up book I have ever seen.” —Mrk

Get it from Amazon for $27.73.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is incredible! Absolutely beautiful. Extended my expectations!! I have seriously never seen a more beautiful book! The detail is awesome and even the story itself is from the original Lewis Carroll version. Not only does each page feature a beautiful pop-up, but they also have mini fold out pages with more pop-up artwork. This will be a keepsake for our family. SO glad I bought this and will look at buying others!” —Lindsey S

Get it from Amazon for $26.42.

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A pop-up guide to Hogwarts that’ll have you wishing for your acceptance letter so you can attend the school of witchcraft and wizardry.


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Promising review: “First and foremost my 80-year-old husband is the Harry Potter fan. Over the years I have given him many Harry Potter things, so this year I gave him A Pop Up Guide To Hogwarts for our anniversary. And when I say he spent the whole day looking thru this wonderful book I am not kidding. He’s acting like a child with his first new toy. It’s been a long time since I have seen this look of joy over something.” —LIL BIT

Get it from Amazon for $41.88.


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Promising review: “The pictures are dark and sketchy, sort of a grainy gothic style that you would expect for The Raven. One or two are a bit simple, but most of the pictures are elaborate and impressive. The best thing is that it easily folds back into place and doesn’t get caught up on itself, so no page ripping or tearing as of yet. The pages are constructed very well!” —Reading Bifrost

Get it from Amazon for $19.58.


Amazon

Matthew Reinhart knows a thing or two about Disney magic, especially when it comes to his incredible pop-up books. This Pixar book features all of your favorite movies. I own this beautiful book and my favorite part is the tons of flaps to pull. There are so many surprises inside — you’ll actually want to keep this out of any kid’s hands.

Promising review: “My daughter and I LOVE this. It’s so fun to read and honestly sometimes I just look at it to admire the movies I grew up watching from the ’90s to now.” —Conundrum of Esoterica

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.


Amazon

Promising review: “For all you Game of Thrones fans, this is one amazing pop-up book. It will even fold out in such a way that the entire book makes a 30″ x46″ 3-D map of Westeros. Amazing what paper engineers are able to do today in the revitalization of pop-up books. However, be sure your cat can’t reach it!” —Satisfied Customer

Get it from Amazon for $41.88.

Promising review: “So much fun and blurb-level informative. I love that it feels like I keep discovering something new each time I open it. The font is tiny and a little hard to read for kids, but I bought it for me, so I don’t care as much.” —A. Cathey

Get it from Amazon for $15.79.


Amazon

Promising review: “Item came in perfect condition, and fast. It is worth every penny! The details, and written story are perfection. Not only do you get the big pop-up on each page spread (with interactive pull tabs) but each of the written story parts also pop open to reveal hidden, smaller pop-ups. SO much thought and detail went into this product. It really is like holding the movie in your hands.” —Margaret J. Moreau

Get it from Amazon for $57.93.

9.

A pop-up book filled with lessons about heroes and gods any fan of mythology would want in their bookcase.


Amazon

Promising review: “You know those magical pop-up books you see in animated movies or cartoons sometimes? The ones that are so elaborate and complex that they couldn’t possibly exist in real life? Yeah, well, so much for that. Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda have created nothing short of magic with this book. Each page has one large, impressive, center-piece pop-up that often extends far beyond the boundaries of the book. In addition to that there are little flaps on every page that lead to their own mini-pop-ups as well as some different stuff, such as a story that flips through the pages when you pull a tab.” —David

Get it from Amazon for $19.

10.

Or a mesmerizing book that’ll transport you to a ~galaxy far, far away~ with each turn of a page.


Amazon

Promising review: “I ordered this as a gift and my husband LOVED it. It’s so detailed and the illustrations are amazing! The pop-ups are truly ingenious and the light-up saber at the end was a hit! He proudly displays this among his other Star Wars items.” —Bitsy

Get it from Amazon for $23.60.


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Promising review: “This sweet little book is beautifully put together. You can display a bird bouquet with or without the paper cover, on a coffee table or book shelf. Each page has a different bird and information on that species. A great gift for a bird lover or someone special. Beautiful illustrations and artwork.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.72.


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Promising review: “Great coffee table book/horror kitsch for grown-ups. I’ve had it for over six months now and everyone that comes over loves to grab it and play with it. Even with all the handling (and a few spills), it’s held up well — this isn’t made with cheap material, but some care does need to be taken when folding some of the pop-ups back into their pockets like another reviewer noted. While the price seems high for such a short book, the images are large, detailed and gory with plenty of pop-ups within pop-ups. Its a fun gift for horror or Walking Dead fans.” —MJG

Get it from Amazon for $36.71.

13.

A pop-up book that’ll have you swinging through the trees with Mowgli despite the fact you’re sitting in your living room.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is a great book and simply amazing cut-outs/pop-ups! It’s to be enjoyed and looked at by kids of any age, even the parents, who will love looking at it again and again. I didn’t even know pop-up books could be so elaborate! Just wonderful!” —catonie

Get it from Amazon for $27.75.


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Promising review: “This book is beautifully made. There is so much information packed in but in totally fun ways. My 3.5 year old LOVES this book. It is fragile, like nearly all pop-up books. The middle of the book is a full spread cockroach pop-up. You can open it to view the wings (which also open), then fold over the wings to view the entire inside of the cockroach. It is labeled and extremely detailed. Perfect book for any bug lover of any age!” —SimplySky

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

15.

A book that’ll provide a 3D tour of New York City without having to board one of those double decker buses.


Amazon

Promising review: “Lots of quality time has been spent looking through this book. It is filled with many, many interesting facts about NYC on every page. the pictures are in great detail and the pictures have flaps to open to read. The pop-ups are awesome and this book has become one of our favorites.” —Zona S

Get it from Amazon for $10.91.

16.

A book filled with pop-up floral arrangements that’ll last way longer than your supermarket flowers.


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Promising review: “This pop-up is appropriate for adults. It is truly beautiful and amazing… especially the arrangement with the bird of paradise. I bought one of these for my 86-year-old aunt, and since she no longer wants to deal with live flowers, it worked out very well for her. She loves it and cannot wait to show her friends at the senior center. There are green elastic straps attached to the covers so each arrangement can be held open for display. This item would be perfect for someone in a nursing facility or hospital as most no longer allow fresh flowers.” —Ellen Su

Get it from Amazon for $28.39.

17.

The Pop-Up Book Of Phobias, because why NOT torture yourself by flipping through a book filled with the things you’re most afraid of?


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Promising review: “This book is amazing! The creators are to be commended for their ability to produce in 3D form a book that so perfectly captures the most common phobias that people suffer from. You have to see it to believe it. Any artist or book collector will appreciate the care and artistry that was put into the creation of this book. It is one of the most treasured pieces of my book collection. Run, don’t walk to buy it!” —Russell

Get it from Amazon for $23.01.

18.

A book that’ll take you into the depths of the deep blue sea, essential for anyone who counts down the days to beach season or really loves Jaws.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is the coolest pop-up book I’ve ever seen! We got it for a 4-year-old birthday and it’s a bit advanced. The pop-ups are fragile so it can’t take a lot of beating up and the text is very interesting but better suited toward a bit older kids with longer attention spans. I think I enjoy the book more than him! He still loves opening the pages and looking at the amazing pop-ups, which definitely have the desired awe-inspiring effect. Definitely recommend, but this may be one you want to keep away from the kids’ unsupervised bookshelf!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.83.


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Promising review: “The most perfect pop-up book I’ve ever seen. This is jaw-dropping, the artistry and intricacy that went into each page. I can’t get over it every time I read it to my grandson — it’s just that impressive! If it hasn’t already, this book should win an award. Please know that on each page, there is more than one mechanism. You have the big pop-up in the center of the page, but then there are sometimes mechanisms within that big pop-up, along with several along each page–even little tabs to pull and smaller pages to open. It’s just gobsmacking! To think this cost me $28? If I’d made this book, I couldn’t sell it for less than $100, that’s how intricate and amazing it is.” —Juju Hoes

Get it from Amazon for $27.84.

You, trying to figure out the magic behind these incredible pop-up books:


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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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