Monday, August 8, 2011

3-D popping up in children's books

Puppies in 3-DEverywhere you go, you can spot the popularity of 3-D (and even 4-D)! Whether it be in the movie theaters or even home theater systems, 3-D continues to amaze us. That's why it's no surprise that 3-D is "literally" popping up in books, too!

Two of those books are Puppies in 3-Dand Kittens in 3-D. Each book does an amazing job of causing these animals to spring off the page right into your lap.

Poodles to Pomeranians, French Bulldogs to Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas to Jack Russel Terriers--you name it, Puppies in 3-D features all of our favorite puppy breeds! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about each breed, including its origin, physical appearance and character.

Kittens in 3-DAnd as you can probably figure out, Kittens in 3-D has everything from Persians to Abysinnians and all of your favorite kittens.

But what I love about these books are the pictures. The photos have been taken by Yoneo Morita, a photographer well-known in Japan and in the USA for his adorable dog and cat photography. He uses something called a "hanadeka" (big nose) technique which shrinks the animal's body in relation to its nose, creating very unique pics. The book also comes with a 3-D view-finder that is very easy to use. Just unfold, look through and you'll be amazed as some photos literally pop right off the page. Although not every image is 3-D, young readers will enjoy discovering the ones that are and will want to reach out and play with these beautiful pups and kittens.

With the rise of digital books, 3-D technology and more, children's books continue to take reading to new heights and in this case, depths! Can't wait to see what where they go next!

Additional Information: Puppies in 3-D
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Harper Design; 1 edition (June 21, 2011)
ISBN-10: 006203958X
ISBN-13: 978-0062039583
Source of review copy: publisher

Additional Information: Kittens in 3-D
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Harper Design (June 21, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0062039571
ISBN-13: 978-0062039576
Source of review copy: publisher

This post is part of Nonfiction Monday! Nonfiction Monday takes place every Monday as various blogs throughout the kidlitosphere write about nonfiction books for kids and collect them all in one place. This week, check out the Nonfiction Monday roundup at Apples With Many Seeds. To see the entire schedule, please visit the blog of Anastasia Suen.
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.


  1. Since I have two black cats, I get to see kittens in 3D all the time - LOL!
    I bet the photos are adorable.

  2. Who can resist puppies and kittens! And speaking of 3D and 4D, my daughter and I recently saw a movie trailer touting a new 4D film. What's the 4th dimension? Aromascope! ha! ha! Sounds like smell-o-vision to me.

  3. Oh wow, 3d in books! what will they come up next, a hologram of walking/talking words on the page? This one looks mighty interesting, I'm sure a lot of children would be excited to ogle the 3d images. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. That looks like fun! I'm sure kids would enjoy books like these. The animals on the covers are adorable!

  5. It really is crazy the things available out there! I really do think young animal lovers will enjoy these! Thanks for visiting ladies!