S. Louis Giraud: Daily Express and Bookano Stories
Pop-ups experienced a renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, thanks to S.
Louis Giraud in London. While editor of children’s books for the
newspaper, Daily Express, Giraud produced a pop-up annual by the same
name. After he left the newspaper, he continued the series under the
title Bookano Stories, which ran for seventeen years. His books were
referred to as “living models” because each scene unfolded in a
double-page spread, which was designed to be viewed from multiple
angles. Another attraction, according to Peter Haining in his Movable
Books, was that “not only did the figures stand up as the pages were
opened and closed, the figures appeared to continue their movements”
after the book was opened.