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Matthew Reinhart Author Visit Kit


1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Matthew Reinhart is a world-renowned children's book author, illustrator, and paper engineer, best known for designing the impossible in his acclaimed pop-up books. He created the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, Cinderella: A Pop-Up Fairytale, DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book and Mommy? with the legendary Maurice Sendak. His nonfiction trilogy Encyclopedia Prehistorica was translated into several languages and is enjoyed by readers all over the world. Matthew lives and works in New York City, has a second home in Miami, FL, and also has family in Atlanta, GA. Matthew is willing to travel to anywhere in the country, depending on his work schedule.



Virtual Visits


AV/Tech Needs for In-Person Visits





Description of the Author’s Presentation

Cut, Fold, and Repeat: The Art of Pop

Grades 1-12
30-45 minutes

Matthew typically begins his presentation with a picture and video PowerPoint presentation introducing his pop-up books, his childhood as a young artist, his path to becoming a pop-up artist and his process in creating books. The last half of his presentation is an interactive pop-up making demo empowering to students to create their own pop-up masterpiece. Matthew can tailor his presentations amd demos for students from Grades 1-7, and has taught more advanced classes to high school art classes.

Matthew will take students step by step through his process of creating his intricate books, from concept to production. Making a pop isn’t as easy at it looks, so after his PowerPoint presentation, Matthew gets hands-on, teaching students that they can get in on the pop-up fun too.

Virtual Visits

Matthew would love to visit your classroom for a 30-minute virtual visit and pop-up demonstration on via Skype, Facetime, or livestream. He can talk about his background, his process of making pop-up books, and teach students how to make their very own pop-ups.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Matthew always brings his own Mac laptop to connect to local projection systems along with the necessary connection dongles, power cord, and a emergency flash drive (in case another computer needs to be used to connect with the projection system). A microphone is necessary only if the presentation space is very large. If we plan a pop-up demo with all the students participating, there will be specific supplies needed, and Matthew can assist in putting that list together. 



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