Midnight Creatures: A Pop-Up Shadow Search

Helen Friel
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ISBN: 978-1-78067-821-4

Hard cover book

Contains five beautifully crafted pop-up scenes full of creatures to find. Use your torch to find the animals and fun facts about each one.

Author: Helen Friel

Features: Pop-up book

Pages: 10

Dimensions: 285 x 250mm

Imprint: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.


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