Exploring Nature through interactive folding books

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Interactive Folding Books

The Bee Book
$50

A hexagonal folding book that explores 6 families of bees and the flowers they are attracted to.

24 Hour Flowers
$39.99

A dodecagonal folding book about 8 flowers that only bloom for one day.

Sunflowers & Moonflowers
(Handmade to order)
$200

An octagonal folding book about the sun, moon, and the flowers that share their names.

Daisies & Dandelions
(Handmade to order)
$200

A decagonal folding book focusing on the delicate geometry of common wildflowers.

Original Ink Drawings

All drawings were created with Pen & Ink by Emily Brooks and were used in the creation of interactive folding books

Drawings from
The Bee Book
Various prices

Original ink drawings used to create The Bee Book. See the details page for individual drawings and prices.

Drawings from
24 Hour Flowers
$50 each

Original ink drawings used to create 24 Hour Flowers. See the details page for individual drawings and prices.

Drawings from
Daisies & Dandelions
$50 each

Original ink drawings used to create Daisies & Dandelions. See the details page for individual drawings and prices.

Cards & Stickers

24 Hour Flowers Pop-Up Cards
Various Prices

Pop-up cards featuring flowers from 24 Hour Flowers. See the details page for card options.

Holiday Cards
$15 (set of 10)

These cards are perfect for your next holiday celebration! See the details page for different card designs.

Sticker Sheets
$2.50

Sticker sheets with art from our interactive folding books. See the details page for different sticker designs.

The Bee Book

The Bee Book has a hexagonal structure inspired by the shape of honey-combs, and its pieces flip out and unfold into different layers of hexagons and diamonds. The layers, acting as pages, contain colorful, realistic illustrations of the six families of bees found in North America and the flowers they are attracted to. Included along with the illustrations are fun facts which describe how these bees go about pollinating flowers, why they are drawn to specific flowers in particular, and how different flavors of honey occur naturally based on the kinds of flowers involved in the process. The Bee Book is the first published book in The Foliage Library series.

Given the recent severe decline of the bee population in the United States, it is important for everyone, especially the younger generation, to learn about bees and why they are so important to our ecosystem – bees are responsible for pollinating the plants that provide the majority of the world's fruits and vegetables. The Bee Book will rest in a honey-comb shaped box (for easy transport, storage, and protection) and information about our current bee crisis will be located on the inside cover of the box lid.

US Patent No. 9,914,070

24 Hour Flowers

Inside of an old, rusty clock thrive 8 species of flowers that all have one thing in common: their blooms only last for one day! Prepare for a journey full of new botanical knowledge and breathtaking illustrations. As you explore four families of fascinating yet fleeting flora growing thick through the clock gears of this 12-sided book, you will learn new facts about each one, what makes them the same, and what makes them different.

24 Hour Flowers is a celebration of fleeting flora, but it also functions as an educational tool to learn about plant taxonomy, or how plants are arranged into families. First, the book divides bilaterally into monocotyldons on the left and dicotyldons on the right-- the most basic distinction in classifying plants. These two sections are each sub-divided into two families, a garden grows amongst clock gears, and within each family two species are featured for a total of 8 blooms growing from the center of the book. The interactive design of the book also makes it fun to read as a group. Share it with your friends and family and you can take turns reading as you explore the wonderful world of flowers.

US Patent No. 9,914,070

Sunflowers & Moonflowers

Sunflowers & Moonflowers is an interactive artist book and the first book in The Foliage Library. It is built in an octagonal structure inspired by the eight phases of the moon. The layers act as pages and contain whimsical illustrations of four types of sunflowers and four types of moonflowers, as well as the sun and moon; although the illustrations incorporate abstract patterns, they are based on real species of flowers. Included along with the illustrations are the common and scientific names of the flowers as well as short descriptions of each flower group, all written in hand-calligraphed blackletter.

This title has never been mass-produced and the books are hand-made to order. Please allow 30 days for production time.

US Patent No. 9,914,070

Daisies & Dandelions

Daisies & Dandelions is a 10-sided book that shows amazing beauty can be found even in the most common wildflowers. When unfolded, its pages bud and bloom into 5 species of Daisiy and 5 species of Dandelion. Information included among the flowers includeds biological processes such as photosynthesis and anemochory, as well as a varitey of ways in which these flora are helpful. When the triangular pages at the center are opened, the seeds of a dandelion puff disperse.

This title has never been mass-produced and the books are hand-made to order. Please allow 30 days for production time.

US Patent No. 9,914,070

Drawings from The Bee Book

Sweat Bee on Alfalfa

11"x11"

$45
Leaf-Cutter Bee on Milkweed

11"x11"

$45
Carpenter Bee on Aster

11"x11"

$45
Bee Book Cover Illustration

11"x11"

$45

Drawings from 24 Hour Flowers

24 Hour Flowers Cover Illustration

11"x14"
Original Ink used to create the cover of 24 Hour Flowers

$50
Dayflower Family

11"x14"

$50

Drawings from Daisies & Dandelions

Gerbera Daisy

11"x14"

$50
Gloriosa Daisy (Black-Eyed Susan)

11"x14"

$50
Marguerite Daisy

11"x14"

$50
Purple Cone Flower

11"x14"

$50
Shasta Daisy

11"x14"

$50
California Dandelion

11"x14"

$50
Common Dandelion

11"x14"

$50
Pink Dandelion

11"x14"

$50
Russian Dandelion

11"x14"

$50
White Dandelion

11"x14"

$50

24 Hour Flowers Pop-Up Cards

4 Card Set

Includes Walking Iris, Field Pumpkin, Slender Dayflower, and Rosemallow

$24
Walking Iris Pop-Up Card
$6
Field Pumpkin Pop-Up Card
$6
Slender Dayflower Pop-Up Card
$6
Rosemallow Pop-Up Card
$6

Holiday Cards

Amaryllis Card

Illustrated exterior, blank interior. Set of 10. Comes with white envelopes.

$15
Christmas Cactus Card

Illustrated exterior, blank interior. Set of 10. Comes with white envelopes.

$15

Sticker Sheets

The Bee Book Sticker Sheet

8.5"x8.5"

$2.50
24 Hour Flowers Sticker Sheet

8.5"x8.5"

$2.50