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. 
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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.
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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
. 
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A Reptilian Guide To London

Written by Sara Sharpe. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Illustrated by Korky Paul.


Published in the U.S. by Athenaum.