Derby Day: A Pop-up Celebration of the Kentucky Derby by Pamela Pease. First edition.


Written and illustrated by Pamela Pease. First edition, 2005. Paintbox Press. Chapel Hill.

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"And they're off!

"Nothing tops the excitement of the two-minute race each spring when some of the world' fastest horses "run for the roses" on the first Saturday in May.

"Derby Day tells the story of a thoroughbred racehorse - from its birth at a Lexington horse farm, through training as a two-year-old, to its chance as a three-year-old to race in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. In this collectible edition, the fun and traditions of Derby Day spring to life at the turn of the page.

"... In each scene, the text printed in red is designed to be read to a young child. In addition, older children and adults will enjoy an introduction to the history of thoroughbred horse racing, and will learn about the action and teamwork behind the scenes of one of America's favorite sporting events."

Designer, artist, and educator Pamela Pease splits her time between Queensland, Australia and Maine. She's taught design at elementary, secondary, and university levels, where she encourages creative risk-taking and innovation in learning environments. Her outstanding pop-up books take us behind the scenes of world-class events.
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Condition: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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