Peter Pan: A Classic Collectible Pop-Upby Robert Sabuda (Illustrator), J.M. Barrie
Readers will delight in this retelling of the classic story of Neverland, pirates, and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favorite charcters like Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, and John, and, of course, Peter Pan. Sabuda's beautiful pop-ups are further complemented by full color illustrations that pull readers even deeper into
Readers will delight in this retelling of the classic story of Neverland, pirates, and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favorite charcters like Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, and John, and, of course, Peter Pan. Sabuda's beautiful pop-ups are further complemented by full color illustrations that pull readers even deeper into the magical world that is Neverland.
Continuing to innovate, Sabuda enhances the already powerful enchantments of J.M. Barrie's classic 1902 tale with astonishing paper engineering. Illustrations suggest a hybrid of period styles, somewhere between arts and crafts, with their rich patterning, and art nouveau, with their Tiffany glass-like outlines and colorations. At first Sabuda's techniques look familiar if splendid. Pop-up story booklets are tucked to the side of imposing pop-ups that dominate a full spread: enormous clouds (these are shaped like characters) billow over a 3-D London nightscape on the opening spread; to the left, the text begins on narrow pages that unfold to include pop-ups of Nana, Wendy stitching Peter's shadow and more. As the book continues, Sabuda's work becomes more surprising-Captain Hook slides down a hollow tree-until, on a final climactic spread, an entire pirate ship pops up, masts, Jolly Roger and all. Not to be missed. All ages. (Nov.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Meet the Author
Robert Sabuda is one of the most innovative and inventive children's book creators and is known worldwide for his amazing pop-up paper engineering. His books include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Winter's Tale, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, to name but afew, have garnered numerous awards and have made the New York Times bestseller lists on many occasions. He lives in New York City.
- New York, New York
- Date of Birth:
- March 8, 1965
- Place of Birth:
- Pinckney, Michigan
- B.F.A., Pratt Institute, 1987
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This is the most eye thrilling book I have ever seen. It is not a normal children's book. It like a chapter book with pop-ups. This is a collectible item! I will never let it go!
This pop-up book is beautiful. BUT, be careful. It's pretty fragile and care should be taken when reading it to avoid it getting torn up. We bought this for our 2 1/2 year old for Christmas but will have to make sure she reads it supervised to make sure it lasts.
Robert Sabuda has a knack for creative the most exquisite pop ups. Each page is exciting and challenging for the reader to look at the text while admiring the pictures. I have bought other books by this author and my grandchildren have been thrilled and fascinated. I would not mind having this book in my collection of books. My grandchildren are 8,6 and 3. Definitely nor for the three year old. My granddaughter whose is the eight year old does not want to share as she is afraid that he brothers will tear the pages.