A Glossary of Movable Book Terms
Movable Book: A general, catch-all term. Any book with elements designed for movement is a movable book or has movable components.
Pop-Up Book: A book with pictorial elements that “pop-up” as pages are turned.
Pull-Tab Book: Also known as animated books. These usually have a pull-tab mechanism to create movement.
Tunnel Book: Also known as peepshow or telescopic books. They are constructed like a paper accordion with a hole in the cover. When the accordion-like folds are expanded and you look through the hole, the book creates a scene with an optical illusion of depth.
Carousel Book: A book constructed so that the back and front covers are joined together to create a 360-degree scene or series of scenes that are viewed “in the round.”
Volvelle: Volvelles are paper discs that are turned or rotated to create movement or change a scene.
Flap Book: Flap books typically have horizontally cut pages that form “flaps.” The picture changes as you turn up the flaps.
Slat Book: A book with a scene displayed on slats positioned over another, hidden scene. When a tab is pulled, one set of slats moves under or over the other set to reveal a different scene. Slat books are also known as transformation or jalousie books