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The Dragon & the Knight: A Pop-up Misadventure

5.0 3
by Robert Sabuda
     
 

All of your favorite fairy tale characters come together in this original pop-up masterpiece, from expert craftsman Robert Sabuda.

In this brand-new pop-up adventure, a Dragon and a Knight race through a fairy tale treasury, visiting the worlds of all of your favorite stories—from Rapunzel to Aladdin, to Cinderella, The Three Little

Overview

All of your favorite fairy tale characters come together in this original pop-up masterpiece, from expert craftsman Robert Sabuda.

In this brand-new pop-up adventure, a Dragon and a Knight race through a fairy tale treasury, visiting the worlds of all of your favorite stories—from Rapunzel to Aladdin, to Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, and more! With characters who literally pop right off the pages, this tour de force will have readers young and old speeding through the book to see just how this chase will end!

Robert Sabuda has created a unique pop-up experience, bringing readers into a story via a 3-D journey. It’s a true masterpiece from the master!

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Maria Russo
…[a] game of chase makes for laughs as the knight and the dragon disrupt the [classic fairy tale] characters at crucial moments…Sabuda's paper creations are dazzling as always…
School Library Journal
★ 01/01/2015
K-Gr 4—The story line bursts off the pages—literally—in this fun and fast-paced frolic through the fairy tale realm. The first spread introduces a "small but gallant" knight (silver visor tightly closed) and a "terrible" fire-breathing dragon. The formal-sounding text is blocked from view by two much less decorous looking pop-up figures, giving readers an inkling that this is not a traditional recounting. Shouting, "Hey! Get back here!" the knight races after a dragon depicted with more mischief than menace. As each page turn takes the chase through a retelling of a traditional tale, blocks of flowing text erupt off the pages and onto the eye-popping paper sculptures; the story-specific narrative covers Cinderella's ball gown, Snow White's glass coffin, Aladdin's magic carpet, Rapunzel's tower, and more. The mad dash culminates with a giant-size 3-D, fire-breathing dragon "ROAR!" a few burned-out holes, and a perfectly roasted marshmallow (and the knight—a smiling red-tressed girl—requesting a repeat game of tag). An imaginative, entertaining, and handsomely executed book.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2014-09-14
Sabuda gives the usual relationship between story and picture a hefty tweak in this pop-up romp. Though ostensibly a collection of such chestnuts as "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Cinderella," the retold narratives really serve as visual backdrops to the main action, which involves a fire-breathing dragon and a marshmallow-loving knight ripping through the pages in a game of tag. Readers not in on the joke will naturally start at the beginning—and soon discover that the stories get harder and harder to read as pop-up props are glued over phrases, whole passages are repurposed as die-cut 3-D shapes, and the dragon's fiery blasts knock the words themselves askew. Leaving "Puss In Boots" behind as just a scattering of burn holes and disconnected phrases, knight and dragon ultimately settle down (with one last surprise twist) for a peaceable marshmallow roast. Highlighted by a dragon head that lunges out at viewers with a gush of paper "flame" as the spread opens, the pop-ups are, predictably, gobsmacking assemblages that whirl into multilevel scenes or rear up to seemingly impossible heights. "Want to play again?" asks the knight. The invitation is well-nigh irresistible. With Sabuda, it's hard to set expectations too high or wide, but here he rides triumphantly roughshod over them anyway. (Pop-up picture book. 5-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416960812
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
87,918
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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.

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
March 8, 1965
Place of Birth:
Pinckney, Michigan
Education:
B.F.A., Pratt Institute, 1987
Website:
http://www.robertsabuda.com

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