While it's not kinetic or mechanical this is another cool project from Joe Freedman who brought us the Weird Gears box set, the PrimoGraf drawing machine, and The Two Odd Volumes on Magic & Automata. This latest venture is a laser cut book that can also serve as a shadow theatre. He's raising funds for the project via Kickstarter and only has a few days left.
It's a cool project in its own right. It would make an excellent gift, I think. Also, I believe that supporting any of Joe Freedman's projects is likely to lead to more mechanical goodness down the road! Here is the Kickstarter page for the Hansel & Gretel shadow theatre book.