Interactive3D Digital Pop-up Book Concept

The idea is to be able to interact with the digital pop-up characters of the story, much like with a paper pop-up book where you can pull, push, squeeze, drag, scale story scenes, objects, and characters by interacting with paper tabs. The drawings I made above aren't exactly 3D since at the time I didn't know how to made 3D models. I'll update them as I'm currently learning to use 3ds max and elaborate the concept and perhaps make it a reality :)