Forward, Toby Gladiators, illustrated by Steve Noon. Candlewick, 2009. $27.99. POP-UP BOOK (includes 38 page booklet that has a combination of story and facts about the era). Dive into the world of the Roman Colosseum with a fabulous pop-up book and accompanying materials. It also includes instructions for two different types of games. Little boys who love reading about gladiators will be fascinated. This would be an excellent gift book. Candlewick brought us the pop-up about the Titanic back in 2007, which is another great choice for a gift. PARENTS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.