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The Knight's Castle: A Pop-Up Book

The Knight's Castle: A Pop-Up Book

by Robert Sabuda

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Unusually strong colors and bold design give this pop-up pair a distinct edge on the competition. Told from the point of view of the hero-a curious white mouse that appears on every spread-the rhyming tales within are the essence of simplicity: the creature ``sneak[s] down the steps of the great pharaoh's tomb'' in Mummy, and ``sneak[s] in the castle one dark stormy night'' in the Knight. Sabuda (Saint Valentine; A Christmas Alphabet) uses blocks of color-in electric shades of pink, yellow and indigo-and jazzy geometric patterns that mesh perfectly with the forceful, jutting pop-ups. Particularly striking are ``the knight's newest trophy,'' a menacing, sharp-toothed dragon, and the concluding Mummy image, a 3-D mummy wearing ``a mask made of gold.'' (Here, as on Knight's final spread, metallic paint forms a glittering finale.) It's rare to find a pop-up book in which the paper-engineering is the servant, not the master, of the art. Ages 4-7. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
A small white mouse explores a castle one dark stormy night. Bats and dragon heads confront him. But the most wonderful surprise is the knight himself, resplendent in shiny silver armor. Pop art successfully meets toddler in Sabuda's bright, bold pop-up book.

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Random House Children's Books
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Brief Biography

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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