If there’s one thing I love it’s a pop-up dragon book. I have a small collection of about four of them. My daughter Lili just bought me another one for my birthday. It’s called Dragons and Monsters and it definitely contains the best pop-up dragons I’ve ever seen. The paper engineering is done by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. You might be familiar with some of their other fabulous pop-up books.
People have been experimenting with moving parts in books since the 1300s when astronomical calculators had moving paper discs. The first books that could be truly called pop-ups were made in 1800s, but the term pop-up book wasn’t coined until the 1930s.