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Jungle Book: A Pop-up Adventure

by Matthew Reinhart
     
 

In this stunning retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce

Overview

In this stunning retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack! A must-have for every family's library, this epic pop-up adventure features paper engineering as intricate and magical as the very laws of the jungle.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
For people who treasure pop-up books and collect them this book is a must-have. In addition to the six major paper constructions rising from the center of their double-page spreads, there are eighteen additional pop-ups under flaps on the sides of the pages. Some of these paper creations are so large they require as many as ten layers of paper and rise as high as 15" from the page and extend to 15" wide. However it must be said that at 7" wide by 10" high by 3" deep this remarkable work of paper engineering completely overwhelms the original story by Rudyard Kipling. For very young children, and this story was never intended for the very young, there are too many images, too many overworked colors, and too much frustration getting some of the pops folded back into the book. The recommended "for ages 3 and up" guide on the back cover is misleading in the extreme. On the other hand this outstanding work of paper sculpture is sure to appeal to many older children and adults. Part of Little Simon's "Classic Collectible Pop-Up" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Tableaus of amazing size and intricacy unfold-and then unfold more-with each leaf's turn in this adaptation of Kipling's classic tale. Reinhart begins with a broad jungle scene for baby Mowgli's rescue from Shere Khan. He sets the lad's rescue from the monkeys against a towering ruin; takes him to the treasure chambers where White Cobra lurks behind a flap; pairs his first encounter with humans to a startling, savage leaping tiger; shows him enlisting a herd of elephants to destroy the village; and finishes with his farewell to a reunion of downcast animal friends on craggy Council Rock. Along with smaller pop-ups, the text is tucked beneath flaps in one or two corners of each scene. That text has been dramatically shortened, but Reinhart preserves at least vestiges of the original's stately language. Along with being a natural centerpiece for displays, this book provides a memorable introduction to both the film and the full-length literary work.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416918240
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
143,018
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Matthew Reinhart, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, is the highly acclamied author of Animal Popposites, The Ark, Cinderella, and The 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, and The 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.

Brief Biography

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

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