Paper Engineering

ray's pop-up books

PAPER BLOSSOMS

FOR ALL SEASONS

The third and final book in the Paper Blossoms "trilogy" features a spread for each season. Spring opens strong with a display of daffodils and hyacinths, Summer features magnificent sunflowers and dainty forget-me-knots, a basket of autumnal colored flowers and foliage creates a striking Fall display, and to close out the year - a Holiday wreath to adorn any table!

Published by Chronicle Books, Spring 2017.

PAPER BLOSSOMS

BUTTERFLIES & BIRDS

The second Paper Blossoms book features a varied range of floral delights opening with a colorful vase of tulips, followed by a buddleia bush of assorted flowers and butterflies, next a hummingbird feeds on a bush of fuchsias, and a calming display of elegant orchids closes out the book!

Published by Chronicle Books, Spring 2015.

PAPER BLOSSOMS

The first Paper Blossoms book featuring a spring bouquet of flowers, roses, a vase of lilies, an exotic display of tropical flowers, and a water garden of lotus flowers and iris!

Published by Chronicle Books, Spring 2010.

A Pop-Up Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes!

A bunch of hapless pirates lose their ship in a storm and now find themselves in a leaky row boat. Using every method possible the pirates try to prevent themselves becoming supper for the shark that circles around them waiting!

Enjoy this video of The Castaway Pirates!

Written by Ray Marshall. Illustrated by Wilson Swain.

Published by Chronicle Books, Fall 2008.

Following is a partial list of 24 published interactive books that I paper-engineered and helped design.  U.S. publishers are listed where known.

1991

Space
. A Three-Dimensional Journey.


A Three-Dimensional Journey

Written by Brian Jones. Illustrated by Richard Clifton-Day
.

Published in the U.S. by Dial Books.

1986

Science Tricks


Zany easy-to-do science experiments.

Illustrated by John Farman.

Watch It Work – The Train


Explore the inner workings of trains.


Text by Sadie Fields Productions. Illustrated by John Bradley.


Published in the U.S. by Viking Penquin, Inc.

The Guinness Pop-Up Book of Records 


Some of the more extreme records. 


Illustrated by John Farman.

1985

WATCH IT WORK – THE PLANE 


Explore the inner workings of planes.

Text by Sadie Fields Productions. Illustrated by John Bradley.


Published in the U.S. by Viking Penquin, Inc.

MY FIRST BUTTERFLIES. A POP-UP FIELD GUIDE.


Written and illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Published in the U.S. by Harper & Row Publishers.

MY FIRST BIRDS. 
A POP-UP FIELD GUIDE.


Written and illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Published in the U.S. by Harper & Row Publishers.

Watch It Work! – The Train and The Plane 

L-R: Crocodile & The Dumpertruck, Rhyming Pops, and Cats Up.

1984

WATCH IT WORK – THE CAR 


Explore the inner workings of cars.


Text by Sadie Fields Productions. Illustrated by John Bradley.


Published in the U.S. by Viking Penquin, Inc.

MATH POPS (4 MINI BOOKS SET)


Simple math problems presented in a fun way.

Illustrated by Korky Paul.


Published in the U.S. by Dutton, Inc.

 

1983

RHYMING POPS (4 MINI BOOKS SET)


A new twist on some traditional rhymes.

Illustrated by Korky Paul.

Published in the U.S. by Little Simon, Inc.

THE SEARCH FOR THE RARE PLUMADOR


Take a trip to the Island to hunt for the rare bird.

Illustrated by Ken Kirkwood.

I found this wonderful review and pictures of this old book!  Thanks Michelle!

1982

CATS UP 


Zany cat behaviour.

Illustrated by Korky Paul.


Published in the U.S. by Little Simon.

DOORS 


What lurks behind these doors?


Illustrated by Korky Paul.
 Published in the U.S. by Dutton, Inc.

1980

CROCODILE & THE DUMPERTRUCK
. 


A Reptilian Guide To London

Written by Sara Sharpe. Illustrated by Korky Paul.


Published in the U.S. by Athenaum.