A burning question about children's books

Vicke's picture

I have been racking my brain trying to think of the name of a particular type of mechanism used (mainly decades ago) for interactive children's books. It basically consists of a pull tab, which when pulled, reveals an image – however, the image is concealed in a sort of venetian blind way – sort of like outdoor billboards that change and have two sides (both sides of the image are sliced into thin strips which can rotate and reveal etc)

...so, any ideas?!

Justin_Ch's picture

Search for "paper engineering" tutorials or books. I know exactly what you mean but don't know the specific name.

John Hudson's picture

When I read the subject line, I thought this was going to be a question about burning childrens' books, e.g. is kerosene or petrol a better fuel? Disappointed.

bojev's picture

A great book on subject " Elements Of Pop Up: A Pop Up Book For Aspiring Paper Engineers [Hardcover]" by David A. Carter and James Diaz - It demos all the basics including pull tabs.

hrant's picture

John:
You must be thinking of "Fahrenheit 451, Pop-Up Edition", which
features a secret pull-tab that activates pyrotechnics in the spine.

hhp

gillo's picture

"Elements Of Pop Up: A Pop Up Book For Aspiring Paper Engineers [Hardcover]" by David A. Carter and James Diaz describes some things like this as: "Pull-tab with a lever," Pull-tab with parallel movement," and "Pull-tab with a moire pattern."

Té Rowan's picture

@hrant – Nah, has to be the interactive edition of “The Anarchist’s Cookbook”

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