If you’re looking for a unique way to support our national parks, then consider buying a copy of America’s National Parks — A Pop-Up Book. Billed as a pop-up book for adults, this nostalgic work features a journey through 18 of our most popular national parks, including six done as pop-ups in the style of 1930s WPA posters. Even better, it’s a fund raiser for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) — in fact they hope to raise $100,000 with the project.
The concept and text are the brainchild of Don Compton, with illustrations by award-winning illustrator Dave Ember. The team is rounded out by paper engineer Bruce Foster, the designer of 40 pop-up books.
The book is available in two editions The regular edition is $34.95, with $8 from every sale going to the NPCA. The deluxe limited edition is signed by the contributors, and enclosed in a black cloth slipcase. It is priced at $105, with $80 going to the NPCA. There will only be 1,200 copies of the limited edition produced.
The official publication date is April 2013, but you can pre-order your copy now at www.nationalparkspopup.com. It makes a great gift, and surely any Baby Boomer will love it. I know I will, so I’m ordering my copy today.
Like I said, it’s a great way to support our national parks! I’ve certainly enjoyed them over the years, so now it’s time to give back a little something. After all they are free to visitors with disabilities and folks over 62. But most of all, I’d like our national parks to be around for future generations to enjoy.
Don’t miss out — I expect these to sell like hotcakes!