Who doesn’t love the magic of pop-ups? As the paper engineer/designer of nearly 40 pop-up books, Bruce gives an entertaining and informative presentation, utilizing movie clips, PowerPoint, show and tell and hands-on demonstrations to introduce audiences, young and young-at-heart alike, to the mysteries of movable books. Audiences have responded enthusiastically. Presentations are 45 minutes each, maximum four per day and are targeted primarily for grades 2-6, although Bruce also presents to adult groups as well.
NEW! Bruce recently created a half hour program targeted to K-1 classes for his visits to Rockwall ISD, Texas. It was a great success and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One parent told how her first grader came home talking about pop-ups being hand made in China and how fun the show was…
Bruce’s work has been chosen three times by The Today Show as a Top Ten Gift Book, and his work has been honored with numerous awards. He has produced pop-up books for publishing houses Simon and Schuster, Random House, Disney Hyperion, Candlewick Press, Little, Brown and Company and Time, Inc., among others. His work’s biggest exposure to date, however, was not in an actual book, but in the hit Disney movie, “Enchanted”, where his pop-up magic is seen throughout the film.
Upcoming titles added to the program include the new fall 2010 releases, “Harry Potter, the Pop-up Book” and Chuck Fischer’s “A Christmas Carol”, the first pop-up book of Mo Willems, “Big Frog Can’t Fit In!” for Disney Hyperion, “The Sound of Music” for Simon and Schuster, and “Wow! The Pop-Up Book of Sports” for Sports Illustrated Kids. These will join “Peanuts: A Pop-Up Celebration, “Christmas Around the World,” “Galileo’s Universe”, “The Spirit: A Pop-Up Graphic Novel” and “Architectural Wonders of the World”, among many others in his presentation.
Contact Bruce by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 281-373-0846.
Here is a very nice review of my recent visit to Susan Creech Elementary:
“Thanks for such a bang-up job. Parents told me how their kids gave them the whole story about how their books were made. Teachers said the same thing and wished they could have been there. The consensus agrees with that fourth grade girl, “You rock, man!”
Pat Miller, LMS Susan Creech Elementary
And from Professor Dewey on my recent appearance at the Texas Book Festival:
“Our five-year-old had a great time at the Festival and loved working with Daddy on making a pop-out card! Thank you for sharing your artwork for the pop-out session—Bruce was terrific!!”
And of course, CONGRATULATIONS to the recent winners below of advance copies of Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book! Earlier this month, I was privileged to be asked to visit five schools here in the Cy-Fair ISD of Houston. Thank you to all the incredible students, teachers and especially the wonderful librarians: Elizabeth Budnek (Keith Elementary), Paula Morgan (Sampson Elementary), Heather Jankowski (M. Robinson Elementary), Ruth Weismann (Farney Elementary) and Barbara Macdonald (Ault Elementary). That was so much fun! When I come back again I hope to see some student-made pop-ups! Click on each image for a better view.