During the nineteenth century, the French took an early interest in
paper dolls and went on to produce fine paper toys, including movables.
The publisher A. Capendu of Paris released several movables under the
series Libraire enfantine illustrée. Some were “pull-out” books, in the
style of McLoughlin’s Little Showman’s Series. However, the series also
included “pull-the-tab” movables, similar to those of Meggendorfer. Le
Chaperon rouge, or Little Red Riding Hood, is an example of a tab
operated movable from the series.