Pop-up guru Robert Sabuda performs his paper engineering magic again with this stunning adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale.
With large and small textured pop-ups -- some of the animals are actually furry -- that will dazzle you with their intricacy and inventiveness, Sabuda's rendition tells the familiar tale of Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and makes her way through Wonderland. The book features artwork based on John Tenniel's time-honored illustrations and text that follows the original story, and each spread includes several smaller pop-ups in "subpages," along with larger pop-ups taking center stage. Some of the amazing must-sees are Alice's initial fall down to Wonderland (with an accordion-like feature labelled "Open me" to pull up and peek into); the Mad Hatter's tea party, with silvery dishware that includes a fuzzy dormouse; and the croquet match that opens wide. But it's the final final spread of Alice and a flurrying pack of cards (all 52 cards are there) that is sure to put you over the blissful edge.
With bestselling renditions like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Night Before Christmas under his belt, Sabuda checks off another classic and keeps his fans cheering for more. The creator simply gets better with each book, adding extras that always push the limits. This treat is an adventure that you won't want to miss. Matt Warner