Featuring a title from the Libraries’ pop-up book collection and current exhibition, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn.
Tony Sarg was a German-American puppeteer and illustrator who created designs for the large balloons used in the 1928 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and later, in the 1930s, he decorated Macy’s display windows. He illustrated a series of pop-up and flap books, notably Where’s Tommy (1932), Tony Sarg’s treasure book (1942), and this work. Tony Sarg’s Surprise Book: Look, Listen, Smell, Taste and Feel encourages children to experience the five senses—to listen, feel, taste, smell, and view. Included is a colorful volvelle (or wheel) that can be turned as it illustrates the nursery rhythm “The Cow jumps over the moon”.
—Stephen Van Dyk