Cinderella: A Pop-Up Fairy Tale

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A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™
Matthew Reinhart's resplendent retelling of Cinderella comes to life with intricate pop-ups, foil, ribbons, acetate, and amazing dimensional surprises. The stunning transformation of a pumpkin into a magnificent coach, a rat into a coachman, and Cinderella into a beautiful princess is pure magic.

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Overview

A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™
Matthew Reinhart's resplendent retelling of Cinderella comes to life with intricate pop-ups, foil, ribbons, acetate, and amazing dimensional surprises. The stunning transformation of a pumpkin into a magnificent coach, a rat into a coachman, and Cinderella into a beautiful princess is pure magic.

Also check out the Cinderella Limited Edition!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A favorite character comes alive in 3-D in Cinderella: A Pop-Up Fairy Tale by Matthew Reinhart, as castles, gowns and silver pumpkin carriages burst from the pages and characters literally transform before readers' eyes. When the clock strikes 12, Cinderella folds from riches back to rags. In addition to the center fold-outs on each main page, miniature pop-up booklets are placed at the bottom corner of each page featuring more 3-D scenes, such as a rat folding out into a footman, and the climactic fitting of the glass slipper. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Reinhart retells the fairy tale as I remember it from my childhood in this splendid pop-up. As a student of Robert Sabuda, you can clearly see the influence of the pop-up master—especially the pop-ups-within pop-ups on a page or spread. These combinations make this story a delight. The art is not quite as exciting as one would find in a Sabuda book, but the pop-ups are on par. The opening scene of Cinderella's cottage, a later one of the beautiful coach with its horses as she sets out for the ball, and the final scene with the pop-up castle are particularly engaging. For young girls who love this fairy tale or who may be hearing or reading it for the first time, this book will be a joy.
Kirkus Reviews
Poor Cinderella. Her story always begins so poignantly that even Reinhart's extravagant colorful pop-up scenarios can't quite cheer things up-until the fairy godmother arrives, of course. The first spread gives rise to a quaint three-dimensional homestead, windows revealing Cinderella's cruel stepmother and her two nasty stepsisters. Where is Cinderella? Readers must open one of the many small pop-up-books-within-a-pop-up-book to see her descending head-first from the chimney (that she's cleaning, of course). Cinderella's fairy godmother soon pops up, literally, sporting pink acetate wings. She sees to it that the beautiful servant girl makes it to the prince's ball, first turning a pumpkin into a stagecoach made from positively prismatic metallic paper. A fat black rat transforms into a jolly coachman with the turn of a page and Cinderella in her fancy gown (with real ribbon) sprouts up like a giant mushroom. Wonderful, glittery, shiny pop-up surprises abound as corset strings are pulled, dancers twirl and castles loom. Reinhart's retelling is solid from start to happily-ever-after finish. (Pop-up book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416905011
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Series: Classic Collectible Pop-up Series
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 525,801
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Reinhart

Matthew Reinhart, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, is the highly acclamied author of Animal Popposites, The Ark, Cinderella, andThe Jungle Book for Little Simon. His pop-up career began while working with Robert Sabuda on books like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Movable Mother Goose, before breaking into the world of pop-ups on his own. Matthew lives in New York City.

Matthew Reinhart, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, is the highly acclamied author of Animal Popposites, The Ark, Cinderella, andThe Jungle Book for Little Simon. His pop-up career began while working with Robert Sabuda on books like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Movable Mother Goose, before breaking into the world of pop-ups on his own. Matthew lives in New York City.

Biography

Matthew Reinhart, in his own words:

I was born to Gary and Judith Reinhart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in September of 1971. My dad soon joined the Navy as a jet fighter pilot, so we moved around a lot when I was young. Florida, Texas, Illinois, California, Virginia, South Carolina -- all over! Dad wanted to be more than a pilot (which was pretty amazing itself) so he went to dental school and studied to be an oral surgeon. Mom and I followed along, and soon we were joined by my little sister, Erin. Often times, Dad's training took him to places we couldn't always follow (even on aircraft carriers), so Mom took care of us. My childhood was filled with good times -- I don't think it could have been much better. Actually, I've never really felt like it ever ended!

Art was always a tremendously huge part of my life. Drawing pictures and making crafts were my favorite activities in school and out. I drew whenever and where ever I could! My school notebooks often had more drawings than notes. I loved animals (and still do) so I drew them everywhere. Dinosaurs, like I think about every kid on the planet, were my favorite and I could rattle off the name of every single one before I could add or subtract. As I got older, I was captivated by the movie Star Wars. The richness of the universe George Lucas created on the screen fueled my young imagination. Creatures, monsters, spaceships, and action heroes filled my many sketchbooks growing up.

Like most high school graduates, I wasn't completely focused on a career. I didn't know there were cool jobs like paper engineer (that's a pop-up designer, in case you didn't know) or that I could make a living being a children's book illustrator. Like most doctors' children, I was convinced to study biology to prepare for medical school. College was great, but I wasn't really happy. Medicine was not my calling. I'd always taken art classes along with my biology courses, so I had built up a bit of a portfolio. I moved to New York after college, and met Robert Sabuda, paper engineer extraordinaire, doing some volunteer work. His book, Christmas Alphabet had just come out, and he told me he had studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. I was inspired -- so, with the blessing and support of my understanding parents, I enrolled as an industrial design (specifically toy design) student the following year.

Pratt was fantastic, though my initial dreams of being a toy designer soon transformed into paper engineer with the help of Mr. Sabuda. I really got into pop-ups after working with Robert on books like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, ABC Disney and Movable Mother Goose. My first big break in the pop-up world was The Pop Up Book Of Phobias, which was my first solo paper engineered book. Since then, I've gradually began to illustrate and paper engineer my own titles or occasionally co-author with Robert. So here I am!

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Sabuda:

"My first job at the tender age of 16 was at a frozen yogurt shop called This Can't Be Yogurt, or TCBY. Wow, did I get chubby working there! We ate so much of the yogurt (which at the time wasn't fat-or-sugar-free) and the toppings like candy and hot fudge, too. It was a fun first job, though I remember the owner of the store was kind of rough on us and would sit in his car and watch us from the parking lot for hours.

"I am a devoted Transformers fan from the very beginning, back in 1984. Until all are one (only die-hard Trans-fans know what that means!), I must have hundreds if not a thousand different Autobots and Decepticons that I've collected over the years, from the original ‘80s Transformers to Beast Wars: Transformers to the current series -- which is awesome, by the way -- Transformers: Cybertron. They were actually one of the main reasons why I wanted to become a toy designer when I was younger, and I almost got a job at Hasbro working on them in the late ‘90s. Thank goodness I didn't take it! The way I figure it, pop-ups are kind of like paper Transformers. I'd love to do a Transformers pop-up book one day. You listening, Hasbro?"

"As a kid, I hated sweaters. I used to dread getting sweaters at Christmas time -- since I would have to wear it for whichever relative had given it to me. I thought they were too ‘stitchy,' or itchy. My skin must have been super sensitive back then. Thankfully, I've gotten over it."

"I am an exercise freak -- my day is not complete without an early morning trip to the gym. I run, lift weights, jump rope, bike ride and pretty much anything else to get my blood pumping!"

"I don't like tomatoes unless they've been chopped into unrecognizable pieces."

"I do like jumbo shrimp, double tall soy mochas from Starbucks, and Krispy Kreme glazed crème-filled doughnuts -- a whole lot."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1971
    2. Place of Birth:
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    1. Education:
      B.S. in Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 1994; Graduate Degree in Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 1998
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Charming indeed

    This book is well made and to a 6 year old princess it is just magical.
    Well done and great price,.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

    Magical

    Micheal Reinhart put a lot of thought, detail and magic into this book. It's almost like he knows the spirit of a little girls heart. My daughters favorite bedtime story. I practically know it by heart. Worth every penny.

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

    Truly Magical Book!

    I originally bought this book for my niece (4 years ago) and ordered one for myself for when I had my own children to read to. I just shared this book with my daughter today (she is 3), and she was so thrilled with this book! It was such a "special" read. It was very difficult to keep her hands off of the pop ups because she just wanted to touch everything! We'll have to keep this book up out of reach, but I know she will want me to read it to her all the time! I will be buying ALL books by Matthew Reinhart! He is amazing! a truly magical illustrator!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2007

    The REAL tale

    The original tale of a girl's rags to riches, and because she earned and deserved it. Plain and simple - no one wants her lazy, pompous and ugly step-sisters but they do want the hard working, humble and beautiful Cinderella, and she wins out after a rough life of semi-slavery. It teaches that goodness comes to those who deserve it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    is there a six-stars option for this book?

    I simply can't wait for my daughter to grow up to wow her with this book. It's not only beautifully drawn with magical fairy-tale like details, but the quality of engineering production of the pop-up design is incredible. I'm planning to buy all of the books designed by Matthew Reinhart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    Cinderella

    The story was about a girl named Cinderella.She had 2 evil step sister and a evil step mother,they always make Cinderella clean the house.

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